I can see it now.
Stuart Scott is covering the NBA Playoffs and he’s suddenly interrupted by someone giving him breaking news in his ear piece.
“This just in… Brett Favre will be holding a press conference later today on his decision to come back for another season.”
I know, with the draft coming up and with all the big-name trades that have been happening recently, it’s hard to remember every offseason subject.
But am I the only one who realizes the Brett Favre story, one of the biggest topics coming into the offseason, has nearly faded out?
Will he retire? Will he come back? Remember that whole topic?
Obviously, with the NFL and with Brett Favre nothing is ever certain.
However, I think at this point, after the things that have taken place in Minnesota, it’s rather obvious what he will say at that press conference…
“After having such success last year with such a great team, I have decided to come back as a Viking for the 2010 season.”
You don’t think so?
Well, I will let you have your opinion, but at least let me give you some reasons why this is what I believe he will say.
Everyone knows that Brad Childress and the Vikings are giving Brett as much time as he needs to make a decision. They say they aren’t going to rush him, which is smart. Just look at how messy things got when Green Bay rushed him.
Sure, they say this, but do they even need to pretend Favre hasn’t already told them he wants to come back?
When the season was over, rumors immediately spread that the Vikings were looking to possibly trade for Donovan McNabb. And he would be a great replacement for Favre, should Favre decide to retire.
The Vikings couldn’t have been that interested in getting McNabb, though. I mean do you think Philadelphia’s division rivals, the Redskins, were at the top of the list of teams to trade McNabb to?
If the Vikings were interested, they sure didn’t push that hard to get him.
Then there is the whole LT thing.
LaDainian Tomlinson is released from the Chargers and is looking for a new home.
With his age, he wouldn’t want to sign with a team that doesn’t have a shot to win him the Super Bowl championship he ever so longs for.
Then, after visiting with a few teams, he signs with the Jets.
One of those teams happened to be Minnesota, which would seem to be a perfect fit with Chester Taylor leaving for Chicago and Adrian Peterson catching fumbilitis from time to time.
Brett Favre must agree with that because it was released that he even tried to help recruit Tomlinson to come to Minnesota, which is another hint Favre wants to return.
Then there is this little event coming up next Thursday.
Maybe you’ve heard of it.
The NFL Draft starts next Thursday, and after reading mock draft upon mock draft, I have yet to see the Vikings pick a quarterback.
If I were Brad Childress, I would at least want to plan for the potential future without Favre because Tarvaris Jackson is definitely not going to cut it.
My personal opinion says Brett has already told the Vikings organization he wants to come back. Otherwise, they would at least be making a few adjustments here and there to plan for a season without him.
And I mean, even in that scenario, the worst that could happen is you bring in a rookie quarterback for a year or two under Favre and then you’ve got your own purple and gold Aaron Rodgers.
Come on Favre, who are you kidding?
We all know you’re coming back. Go ahead and get the press conference over with so we can get the money saved up for sideline tickets when you come to our home town.