Brett Favre is supposedly retired, however we’ve heard this story before. Favre might have unretired more times in his career than he has total touchdown passes. Before, during and after NFL season, it seems like the main story is regarding Favre and retirement.
Now 39 years old, Favre doesn’t have much gas left in his tank. But the latest news has Favre considering coming out of retirement to join the Minnesota Vikings. Right now, Favre is a free agent and can sign with any team he wishes. The Vikings seem to be the only team willing to sign him and give him a starting position.
While Favre may relish the drama, he’s still a very good quarterback. Last year with the New York Jets, he got off to a very good start and looked like the Favre of old. An injury derailed his season and suddenly he looked like an old Brett Favre.
The Vikings are hoping that Favre can bounce back and give them a year or two of healthy quarterbacking. For Minnesota, having Favre at the reins makes a lot of sense. The team has a very good defense, however their offense has been lacking in recent years. If Favre doesn’t join the Vikings, they’d be forced to let Tarvaris Jackson run the show and while Jackson is talented, he’s also extremely raw.
Favre has shown an ability to make plays and with as good as Minnesota’s defense is, he won’t even have to carry the load. If he can make one or two big plays a game, that should be good enough to make the Vikings a playoff team.
When all is said and done during this offseason, expect Favre to join the Vikings for the 2009 NFL season. And if he’s healthy, expect him to show why he’s a future Hall of Famer while he leads Minnesota to the playoffs.