This is the image we are going to see in a couple of weeks. This was the plan the whole time. He has a hatred for the organization he used to call his home. He is a tremendous competitor who can’t walk away from the game. It is the reason Minnesota has only back up QBs on its roster.
Why else would Favre ask for his release instead of just sitting on New York’s reserve/retired list? Brett wants options just in case that itch returns. Which, according to Pioneer Press, has already happened because he has hired a professional trainer.
Let’s face it, Brad Childress wants him and who can blame him. His team is a good QB away from competing for an NFC crown. Favre may not be great anymore but he still certainly qualifies as good.
Green Bay had concerns about Favre breaking down late in the season which was one of the reasons they committed to Aaron Rodgers. The NY Jets did experience that breakdown. What the media and team didn’t elaborate on was that Favre played the last few weeks with a torn biceps tendon. I don’t care who you are, that injury will effect how you throw a football.
That season is over. It is May 2009 and NFL teams are preparing for the new season. With that we are certain of a few things. Favre is a free agent. Favre is healed. Favre is rested. Favre didn’t go out the way he wanted to. Favre wants to go out beating the Packers and getting to a Superbowl. Minnesota is the perfect location for him to accomplish that goal.