Did Brett Favre Make a Mistake in Rushing Back to the NFL? What Could've Been...

Matt NewmeyerContributor ISeptember 13, 2008

Back when Brett Favre was beginning to express interest in returning to the NFL, the Packers offered Brett $20 million to stay retired. If this had occurred, Brett would be sitting home, watching the NFL season unfold.

When Tom Brady suffered his season-ending injury last week, the Patriots began to explore possible replacement options. Unfortunately for them, there wasn't much available.

Just imagine if after the Brady injury, Brett Favre was still available. What would happen to the NFL if the New England Patriots lost one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, only to pick up another?

Brett Favre, on the New England Patriots, leading Randy Moss and the high-powered offense for one season. Who knows what could've happened?

Do you honestly think that Brett Favre, whose sole purpose of playing is to try to get another championship, would rather be with the New York Jets over the New England Patriots?

Its absurd to think that Brett isn't wondering what it would've been like to be leading the Patriots offense right now. Instead he's leading a team that barely squeaked by the Dolphins.

I know Brett will never say it, but don't you think he is at least a bit upset right now, knowing the possibilities. It would be the end of the world for the other 31 NFL teams if the Brady-less Patriots became the Favre-led Patriots.

Who knows if this scenario would've have played out this way, had Brett still been retired, but it definitely would have been a possibility explored and a huge topic to discuss.

Instead, we are just left to think of what could've been, but wasn't.