Subsequently, Favre also plans on applying for reinstatement to the NFL as early as today.
Adam Schefter of the NFL Network writes, "At any point this summer, with the situation as tenuous as it is, Favre still could decide to walk away from the game again or Green Bay could decide to trade him to one of the teams it spoke with this week. But for now, Favre is planning to go back to the Packers with the intention of spending this season with them."
Right now it's hard to gauge in which direction the Favre drama will unfold. Will he actually try to win the job in Green Bay? Or will he be traded?
Reports seem to indicate that teams are inquiring the Packers about their interest in Favre. Among them, the Jets seem to be showing an interest in the veteran quarterback.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, "According to ESPN.com, the Jets have received permission from the Packers to speak to Favre. ESPN has had a cozy relationship with Cook, so it's likely they have been informed by the Favre camp of the trade possibilities. The Packers have to give permission to other teams to speak to Favre because they retain his rights for another three years."
Be prepared for the media circus to descend upon Green Bay anytime now. If the Packers really are committed to Aaron Rodgers, it's possible that Favre may not be in Green Bay for long. The Packers may be motivated to move Favre to avoid any distraction that his presence may create or any dissetion among the team.
Then again, the Packers want to get as much trade value as possible for Favre. It's hard to tell how willing they will be to wait for it.