There is a theory that Brett Favre needs to make his decision before draft day, otherwise he is hampering the Vikings decision to make the right choices in the first couple of rounds of the draft. The choices they need to make for the future.
Sorry, but this is a good old fashion load of bull hockey. The Vikings draft day decisions should and won't be determined by whether #4 returns for one more go 'round or not.
The Vikings needs on draft day are the same no matter who their starting quarterback is this fall. They need to address some depth problems at offensive line and perhaps the same on the defensive side of the ball. With the 30th pick they could figure to get one of these issues cleared up. Or, if they can solve these problems in free agency, perhaps addressing the quarterback of the future might be prudent.
There is of course the Tim Tebow talk. He could be around at number 30. Might be hard for the Vikings to pass him up if he is. Tony Pike or Colt McCoy could be on their radar at #30 as well. They might even consider moving up a few picks (nothing drastic) to get the guy out of these three they like the best.
Last season the decision was made well after the start of training camp. Seemed to work out OK, yea? 12-4 season and a goat's hair within the Superbowl. And, for Brett himself, maybe his best season ever.
Sure, Brad Childress and company would like to know a little earlier. Maybe they will. Maybe they already know. The fact that they didn't entice the Eagles a little bit in regards to what it would take to get Donovan McNabb might be an indication that maybe Chilly and company know more then they are letting on.
Either way, nothing needs to be done now, and certainly not before the draft. Let Brett enjoy his summer in Mississippi. A little fishing; a little sun; a little enjoying being a grandpa.
No sense rushing the old man. Not yet, anyway.