Steve Mariucci: Favre Intent On Playing For the Vikings This Season

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJune 9, 2009

Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci watches play during  a Thanksgiving Day game, November 24, 2005, at Ford Field, Detroit.  The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Lions 27 - 7.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, former NFL head coach and friend of retired quarterback Brett Favre, Steve Mariucci, told the paper that Favre has some business to take care of and definitely would love to play in Minnesota this season.

Mariucci and Favre go back to their time with Green Bay when Maricucci was an assistant and Favre was the team's starting quarterback.

"Often times, there's a little bit of unfinished business," Mariucci said. "Even though Brett's done all those Hall of Fame things with winning a Super Bowl, winning three MVPs, going to all those Pro Bowls and setting the records he has, I think there's a part of Brett that wants to do more.''

Mariucci said that his communication with Favre is confidential, but says that his decision on whether or not to come out of retirement for a second consecutive season is a decision he is still torn on.

"I talk to him every now and then,'' Mariucci said. "Some of the things we talk about are confidential. All I can say is this is an ongoing decision for Brett and the Vikings.

Mariucci told the newspaper that Favre's wife, Deanna, supports her husband's decision to come back to play in purple.  

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The two main points that will help that decision according to the former head coach are the health of his arm that he recently had surgery on and the type of contract that could get done between him and the Vikings.  

Overall, the three-time NFL MVP is just concentrating on getting his throwing arm back to one hundred percent according to Mariucci.

"The main thing is Brett feeling good enough to perform well with the shoulder. That has yet to be determined.''


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