Does Bret Favre Really Want To Play For The Vikings?

Dan WadeSenior Analyst IJuly 23, 2008

First came the tampering charge. Next, Brett Favre allegedly makes a call to the Vikings from a Packers cell phone. What's next, Favre shows up in Mankato wearing Elmer Fudd's costume from "What's Opera, Doc?"

Favre's actions over the last few days and weeks have lead a lot of people to believe that he may actually want to don the purple and gold and walk into Lambeau Field from the visitor's locker room when week one opens. I don't buy it.

Don't get me wrong, I think Favre would be a great addition to the Vikings and that he would be a far better option than Tavaris Jackson. I just don't think, when it comes down to it, Favre will be pulling on a purple helmet and lining up against his former teammates twice a year.

I think Favre's actions are motivated by pure spite. The Packers have seemingly burned the bridges with Favre and this is Favre's way of salting the earth and walking away.
Why the Vikings, then, and not the Bears?

Both teams are bitter rivals of the Packers, and the Bears have a need at QB just like the Vikings do, but the Vikings have a much better chance to giving Favre the glory he wants if the Packers were to call his bluff. Realistically, neither the Packers, nor Brett Favre, really wants to see this saga end in the Metrodome.

Sure, the Vikings would accept their former bitter rival with open arms, but would Favre ever feel at home there? Could the Vikings fans finally give in to the Stockholm syndrome and embrace their tormentor? Sadly, we will probably never know.