The sheer mention of Brett Favre to the Dolphins will have Dolphins fans and NFL fans alike raising pitchforks. Head coach Tony Sparano's recent comments leaves Favre still as a possibility, although a very unlikely one.
But could Favre actually be a good asset to the team?
Before lighting the torches, let's take a look at the situation.
The Miami Dolphins seem to have solidified just about every position on the team aside from the most involved position on the offense, the quarterback. Chad Henne, simply put, has been everything but impressive in his time in the NFL.
After a lack luster showing in 2009, Dolphins fans were confident that we would see Chad Henne's true potential in 2010; there was no improvement. Despite Sparano defending Henne, and claiming that the "We want Orton" chants at training camp, regarding the Dolphins attempt at trading for Denver Bronco's quarterback Kyle Orton make him sick.
It is obvious he is no longer confident in the quarterback that he has given the keys to the franchise.
It is looking more and more likely that any trade for Kyle Orton is now dead. The Dolphins do not want to give up what the Broncos want, and it is becoming more and more clear that Orton may just remain the starter for the Broncos. The other options in Kevin Kolb, and Vince Young have already been snatched up.
That leaves the Dolphins looking at another season with starting quarterback Chad Henne.
The last thing any Dolphins fan wants to see is for Chad Henne to throw away more games. This team has a lot of talent on it, and with a decent quarterback can make a good run for the playoffs.
So then we look at this option, Brett Favre.
Sure, he is retired, but has that ever stopped him from coming back before? He had a lousy season last year with a banged up Vikings team. The season prior to that he had a pro bowl season.
Let us not forget this guy has played the game for 20 years and is a future hall of famer. Favre would clearly not be an answer for the future of the franchise, but he can help the team win now. As it comes down, it seems as though there aren't any options left for the Dolphins at quarterback for this season, there is no more confidence in Chad Henne, and he is just filling a position until the Dolphins can get someone else.
So why not bring in someone else who knows how to win games?
He is a better option than Chad Henne, a lousy Brett Favre will put up similar numbers to a prime Chad Henne, a decent Brett Favre is an elite quarterback.
With Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator, Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas as running backs; this team isn't going to demand a work load from Favre, and when he has to dish the ball, he has Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, and Clyde (Edmond) Gates there to help him out.
Chad Henne isn't the answer, the Dolphins are a team with the potential to win now, but are waiting on a quarterback. So why not try to win now? Sign Brett Favre to a one year deal and have him try to carry this team to the playoffs.
They will be looking for a new quarterback next season regardless of if Henne or Favre play this season, so why not offer the job to a guy who has the chance of winning with this team right now?