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Brett Favre Returns To the Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17:  Quarterback Brett Favre 4# of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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David KindervaterCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2010

As I said back on March 8, there were plenty of good reasons for Brett Favre to return to the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. And after a series of events that saw three Vikings players (Ryan Longwell, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson) fly to Favre's home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to whisk him back to the team this afternoon, it has finally been confirmed—Brett Favre will be the quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings this season.

Of course, various reports will have us believe these three players weren't sure if Favre was coming back to the Twin Cities with them or not—although they were instructed by Vikings brass to get an answer one way or another.

I think No. 4 had this date circled on his calendar since last season ended. He would have the surgery on his bum ankle, later than sooner. He would practice with high school players at Oak Grove. And then he would return to the Vikings two days after they broke camp at Mankato State. It was either that or he hadn't turned last year's calendar over because he certainly kept to the same schedule as 2009.

One year later, the question is whether Favre can duplicate the incredible season—arguably his best ever—that he had in '09. While that might be a tall order, when you look at the overwhelming evidence as to why Favre should've returned to the Vikings in 2010 ($13 million, an abundance of offensive weapons, a surgically repaired ankle and a built-to-win-now team that wants him back), it seems quite possible.

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