Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brett Favre Signs With Vikings

Brett Favre in Confessions Of An NFL QB Drama ...Image by DavidErickson via Flickr

The day after Michael Vick was reinstated into the NFL, Brett Favre announced that he would be staying retired and that his NFL career was officially over. I thought to myself, "Thank God the drama that has become Brett Favre is finally over." A lot can change in three weeks.

Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game of football. I have always admired his style of play and toughness. I will never forget the performance he put on in a Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders the day after his father passed away suddenly.

Over the last few years, the speculation on whether or not Favre would play the next season seemed to dominate the NFL off season. The last couple of years it has bordered on the absurd as he would delay his decision as long as possible, leaving his team in a lurch as to what personnel decisions needed to be made.

Each of the last two seasons Favre announced his retirement. In March of 2008, he made his first official retirement announcement. The Packers committed themselves to his replacement Aaron Rodgers. Four months later, just before training camp was to open, Favre announced he wanted to come back. Packers management reaffirmed their commitment to Rodgers and the relationship between Favre and the team soured. He was later traded to the NY Jets before the start of the season.

In February of this year, Favre retired again informing the Jets he would not return. In June, Favre said he was once again reconsidering his decision and was considering joining the Vikings. Just before Vikings training camp was set to open, Favre said he was staying retired. Last night on Greta Van Susterin "On the Record" Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty closed his interview by telling Greta that "Favre may still come to Minnesota." Today, he signed with them, ending his second retirement.

Favre can probably still be an effective quarterback in the league. Unfortunately his actions the last two years have tarnished his image in my opinion. Instead of being seen as a tough hard nosed player, he more and more has taken on the aura of a diva.
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  1. Can you blame the guy, he was given 12 million reasons to come back...

  2. I don't begrudge him the money, but the money would have been the same if he had not retired and fulfilled his contract with the Jets. It is the drama that I could do without

  3. I hope Favre steps it up this season and does well for his team.

  4. I don't disagree with you Lisa. I hate to see any athlete tarnish his legacy by performing poorly in their waning years



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