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Brett Favre Released from Jets: Minnesota Next Stop?

Sayre BedingerSenior Writer IApril 29, 2009

Here we go again.

Longtime NFL quarterback Brett Favre is slowly making his way back onto the football scene. This time, it appears he may have his wish granted.

A year late.

The New York Jets have officially released Favre from their reserve/retired list, and he is currently an unrestricted free agent. Any comeback for Favre would require a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

But that should only be a minor step—over to the team with which he wanted to make his original comeback.

After being "betrayed" by the Green Bay Packers, Favre openly stated his desire to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

He may finally get his wish.

Now that he is a free agent, he is open to sign with any NFL team. Oddly enough, his release comes just days after the NFL draft, which could be a selling point for the Vikings signing Favre.

The Vikings already have:

  • the best offensive skill player in the game, running back Adrian Peterson
  • the best left guard in the game, Steve Hutchinson
  • arguably the best defensive line in the NFL
  • possibly the best linebacker group
  • a big-play threat in Bernard Berrian
  • and they just added the most explosive receiver in the draft, Percy Harvin.

What could hold Favre back?

The Vikings are only a star quarterback away from "super" status.

Favre could end his career on good terms, and Minnesota could have its best shot at a title since Daunte Culpepper was playing MVP-caliber football in 1999.

To me, it's a marriage that has to happen. Brett Favre has to make it happen in Minnesota, and he will.

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