Brett Favre Has The NFL and Media Right Where He Wants Them

Benjie KleinCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre will be returning for his 20th NFL season.

Well, at least that's what every single person believes.

But, how far fetched would it be if this is the exact set up he wanted... to retire.

Brett Favre finds himself in a peculiar position compared to the past few offseasons. Instead of being expected to retire, he is expected to play more.

When Aaron Rodgers was drafted in 2005, Favre's days became numbered. That wasn't exactly what Brett hoped to hear.

As the years wore on, the transition period drew near. Finally, Favre claimed to have enough because the Green Bay Packers didn't want him.

From there he started his first major circus. He had a couple in the past, but nothing like this.

Favre was able to force a trade and became a New York Jet. 

Then, that season ended. He retired quickly and many bought thought he was serious about retiring again. 

Favre was bruised and battered without a true direction. Rumblings had it that he would try to make his way back to another team, but people didn't care enough to see him come back.

That, perhaps, bothered Brett more than anything. 

So the Jets went out and got Mark Sanchez. Favre made the move to come out of retirement and force their hand. 

And now, we end up with another possible Brett Farve season after just one season with the Minnesota Vikings.

It was one of the best years of his career.

He proved he could still win. He proved he could be the reason a team wins. And he made people want to watch him again.

As much as fans hated the drama, many were enamored with what Favre accomplished. He led his team to the NFC Championship game.

Sure he screwed it up at the end, but that's okay. 

Not one Vikings fan wants a quarterback change. Not one player on the team wants a quarterback change. Not one member of the media expects Brett to leave.

Brett's front office wants him back.

And maybe that's all he really wanted.

Brett Favre can now go out his way.

Sure, there's a bit of drama, just like he loves there to be.

But never once did he say he will be back. Besides his health, he never talks in-depth about other factors that would make him stop playing.

By coming back, he may find himself in an unwanted situation a year later. Brett wants to retire on his own terms.

And in the summer of 2010, everything is aligning for a perfect retirement.