Buccaneers show possible interest in Favre

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJuly 23, 2008

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen is reportedly making inquries about trading for Brett Favre.

Bucs quarterback Chris Simms told a Florida newspaper, "[Allen] asked if I felt Brett would be able to come back and be good here if he didn't have a lot of reps in training camp. I said I thought he would, but there would have to be some compromise with coach Gruden. He'll just want the play called and to drop back and throw it in there. But it's something we talked about."

It's possible that the interest in Favre by Allen could be a smokescreen, but most people generally agree that the Bucs seem one of the more likely organizations that would land Favre. Their West coast offense and Favre's familiarity with head coach Jon Gruden make Tampa Bay an interesting possibility.

With the sentiment that Simms is also on his way out the door in Tampa, it's possible that he could be part of the package that brings Favre to the Buccaneers. That way the Packers could have a veteran to help back up Aaron Rodgers. Of course, it's hard to gauge if the Packers have any interest in Simms.
Among the obstacles that stand in the way of a trade are that the Packers are scheduled to in week four of the regular season. And, of course, there's that tiny detail that Favre hasn't officially come out of retirement or committed to playing this season for that matter.
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