Brett Favre: Teams That Are Interested in the Ole Gunslinger
Last summer, all of us saw Brett Favre coming back for his 20th season in the league, and we all thought Favre could duplicate his stellar season he had in 2009, which he had 33 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. Quite frankly, we were all proven to be wrong. Favre had a disastrous season in 2010, throwing 19 interceptions to only 11 touchdowns. This summer, there are rumors swirling that Favre may be planning to come back for 21st season. What teams could be interested and how Favre could fit with those teams? Read on and find out in the slideshow!
Let's face it, the Carolina Panthers were beyond terrible last season, as they went 2-14, notching the worst record of all teams last year. Panthers had an terrible year with quarterbacks as their starter Jimmy Clausen threw 3 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, along with a 56.4 passer rating to boot.The Panthers then had the number one pick due to having the worst record last season. The Panthers took Cam Newton with the number one pick, hoping that they will find their franchise quarterback in Newton. The Panthers are an interesting team for Favre, as Favre has been working with Newton as an mentor. Favre could help Newton out by watching him play and holding the clipboard for a year or so until he's ready to be out there.
The Tennessee Titans are a very interesting team for Favre. They have a great running back with Chris Johnson, an above average receiving core with Kenny Britt, Justin Gage, and Nate Washington. The Titans have had problems with their quarterbacking situation, as Vince Young has been inconsistent and terrible at times. The Titans drafted a quarterback in the first round with Jake Locker, a quarterback that has been compared to Brett Favre. What better way for Locker to learn about the game of the NFL by watching Favre play for the Titans and hold off on playing until next season when he can be ready to start for the Titans.
Last season, the Dolphins went 7-9, with quarterback problems with Chad Henne throwing 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The Dolphins have a good receiving core with Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline, and Davone Bess, and tight-end Anthony Fasano. To boot, the Dolphins had an excellent defense led by defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. This could a good team for Favre as they need a quarterback that can help them to get into the playoffs.
The Arizona Cardinals had one of it's worst season last year, going 5-11 and constantly switching quarterbacks like nothing. Lack of an consistent quarterback greatly upset Larry Fitzgerald as he posted his worst season in 2010, 1.137 yards and only six touchdowns to boot. The Cardinals are a team that could use Favre greatly to help out their offensive problems and make Fitzgerald happy once again.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers were a preseason favorite to win the NFC west division last season in 2010, but things started off quite badly as the 49ers fell to 0-5 to start the season, and never really recovered as they ended the year 6-10.
The 49ers had their share of problems last season but none was bigger than Alex Smith. He had 14 touchdowns to go with 10 interceptions on the year, and was wildly inconsistent throughout the season.
It's not like Smith had no weapons on offense as, he had Vernon Davis, Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree. If the 49ers want to win the NFC West and turn into Super Bowl contenders, they could use Favre to maximize their potential on offense next year.