Why Brett Favre to Fitzgerald Is Closer Than You Think for the Vikings

Michael TreeceCorrespondent IApril 30, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jetspasses the ball against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Just a day or two ago, the New York Jets officially released him—yep, Brett Favre.

Favre was granted his release, so IF he decided to return, he would be able to go wherever he wanted to. Last season the Vikings were one of the major players in the Favre trade talks, but Green Bay would not let the Vikings get him.

No way he would come back, right? I mean, he tailed off last season, and he said he just wanted to be released to retire in Green and Yellow.

No way he would want to be in an offense that has the league’s best running back, a deep threat in Bernard Berrian, a team that used its second pick on a 6’8” monster at right tackle just to complement Steve Hutchinson and Bryant McKinnie, and used its first pick on the explosive playmaker that is Percy Harvin.

Hmm, we will see how this plays out in the next few weeks.

Oh yeah, a plane from Minnesota just happened to stop by the gigantic town of Hattiesburg, Mississippi for a large chunk of the day. The way I see it, that plane was either a really BIG coincidence, or the Vikings are seriously trying to get Brett Favre in a purple jersey.

It is only speculation at this point, but I’m almost positive someone in the Vikings organization sent that plane down there for a reason. Whether or not some of us fans think Brett can still play, someone in the front office appears to think so.

Brett did not finish strong last year, but then again, in 2006 he looked like a guy who had spent a few too many years in the league. Then in 2007, he would have been a serious contender for the MVP had some guy named Brady not just broken the record for most touchdowns in a season and kind of led his team to a 17-0 regular season.

Someone in the Vikings front office has some explaining to do.

Also, Vikings Land Fitzgerald!

...sort of.

The Vikings got a wide receiver who just happened to be a ball boy for them when he was a little kid. Well, unfortunately it was not Larry Fitzgerald, but his little brother.

According to sources, Marcus Fitzgerald was invited to try out for the team this weekend. The funny thing is, this comes just days after the Eagles did the same thing with Anquan Boldin’s brother. Apparently everyone is looking for talent from the family tree, or just people with Eagle ties, such as Mr. Brad Childress.

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