Brett Favre Shocker: On Plane to Minnesota, Likely Back with Vikings

Eric GalkoFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 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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Exactly one year ago to the day, August 17th, Brad Childress introduced Brett Favre to the practice field to begin his work with the Minnesota Vikings. Favre would go on to lead the team to the NFC Championship game before ending the season on an interception and a loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

After another summer and offseason, Brett Favre has decided, according to all reports, to come back to the Vikings on August 17 of this year.

Jay Glazer of Fox reported that Favre told some of his Viking confidants that he is “back in.” While I think it’s ridiculous that Favre needed to be persuaded into coming back with a team that may be the most talented in the NFC, I guess his ego needed to be stroked a little more.

So, as we wait unanxiously for his plane to land and gush reluctantly that his addition makes the Vikings one of the favorites in the NFC to reach the Super Bowl, we have once again played into Favre’s media game.

The average fan, myself included, doesn’t care about Favre until early September when we find out whether he suits up or not. I just want to see him play. If he retires, we’ll know early in the season, and then we’ll plan for his five years until the Hall of Fame.

But anyone who believed that Favre was actually retiring for good was, once again, wrong. And if you put any money that he was staying retired, well, that wasn’t a bright decision.

So, your Minnesota Vikings should be one of the top teams—if not the top team—in the NFC next season. Favre should have another great season, though it probably won't match 2009, with its dynamic options on offense, but he’ll try to evade that vicious interception curse that has ended every season since he started this whole retire-then-return deal.

Like him or not, excited or not, even care about it or not: Favre’s back.

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