EXCLUSIVE: Brett Favre Family Member: "He's Coming Back"

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJuly 18, 2009

HATTIESBURG, MS - JULY 11:  Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre arrives for a funeral service for former NFL quarterback Steve McNair on July 11, 2009 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)

After making multiple comebacks from retirement to play in the NFL again, Brett Favre has a new nickname.

He's now officially the "Comeback Kid."

Yes, you did read that right, it does say multiple.

In a conversation with a Favre family member who wished to remain anonymous, this writer learned that Brett Favre has finally made his decision, he's decided to give it another shot, to hopefully earn another Lombardi Trophy, but this time with the Minnesota Vikings.

"He's (Brett) coming back, he plans to let the Vikings know closer to the end of the month," the family member said.

The source also went on to say that Favre set the July 30 deadline so that he would have ample time to think over his decision so as not to make this important choice too quickly as he believed he did last year when he made his return with the New York Jets.

Neither the Vikings or Favre were available for comment.

Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft out of Southern Mississippi.

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He was traded to the Green Bay Packers in in 1992 where he played until announcing his retirement in 2007, shortly after a playoff loss to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game.

He made the decision to come back shortly before the season began but the Packers had already moved on with young gun Aaron Rodgers so Favre was traded to the Jets.

Favre suffered a biceps injury during the 2008 season at announced his second retirement at the end of the season.

He was released from the Jets in May of 2009.

Favre holds several NFL records including most career passing touchdowns, most games started by a quarterback, and others.

In his career, he has completed 5,720 out of 9,280 pass attempts, for 65,127 yards, 464 touchdowns, and 310 interceptions.

The 6'2", 222 pounder is currently 39 years old and has played 18 seasons in the NFL.