Apparently Brett Favre wants to have his cake and eat it too.
The Green Bay Packers have talked to the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Favre doesn't want to hear of it.
"My intentions have been to play, and with Green Bay," Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder in a text message. "They say no, so I still want to play in this division for obvious reasons, which I made clear to management. If they won't let me play in Green Bay, let me play against you. That's where I am.''
Does Favre or his agent James "Bus" Cook understand how the NFL works?
Favre won't get to choose where he plays unless the Packers decide to release him, which they've been unwilling to do so far. Maybe the only option left is for Favre to consider the $20 million offer from the Packers, which go beyond a straight pay. The move is also not without precedent.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, "Late Thursday night, ESPNews reported that Favre was seriously considering the offer, which would call for him to make public appearances and engage in various marketing campaigns for the Packers. It is thought to be similar to deals offered to other high-profile stars such as Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins."
Just throwing this out there: If Favre agrees to the $20 million to stay retired, it also leaves open the door for Favre to return to the Packer should Aaron Rodgers get hurt.