Brett Favre: Why It's Best for the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL If He Sits

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Brett Favre: Why It's Best for the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL If He Sits
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In an NFL season chock full of story lines deserving attention from fans and media, one player has managed to gobble up all the headlines and spur the greatest debate: Brett Favre.

In recent years, Favre has drawn the spotlight upon himself on a much more regular basis, with his frequent dalliances with retirement and subsequent returns to the league.

This year has been another story. After moving past the usual preseason "will he come back?" drama, Favre has entered uncharted waters, as he's been accused of sending illicit text messages to Jenn Sterger, a former New York Jets game-day personality.

Coinciding with the controversy has been some of Favre's worst play of his career, as he's been largely ineffective and led the Minnesota Vikings to a disappointing 2-4 record.

Favre has thrown three more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (7), while completing only 58 percent of his passes. He's also taken a physical beating as a result of poor offensive line play by the Vikings, and has nursed elbow and ankle injuries that have jeopardized his consecutive games streak.

Most importantly, though, he's been a distraction to the Vikings and the NFL in general, taking attention away from the players on the field and creating a sort of one-man melodrama that carries on for 17 weeks.

Heading in to a tough game against the New England Patriots on the road, it is time for that consecutive games streak to end.

In this article, we'll go through the 10 most important reasons why now is the time for Brett to take a seat on the bench.

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