Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Favre should stay retired.

Many of you may think that I’m hoping the Packers iconic QB Brett Favre stays retired so he no longer tortures my Vikings. You would be wrong. Even if Favre does not return to quarterback the Green Bay Packers, I still believe the Pack is the best team in the NFC North and in the top three of the entire conference.

That said, Favre’s alleged “itch” to return to the playing field unfairly puts the Packers organization in a precarious position. The right thing to do would be to continue to move full speed ahead with the Aaron Rodgers era while telling Favre they’re not interested in his return. Naturally, that would be a public relations disaster if the revered QB (coming off a stellar 2007 season) is not allowed back in the fold while wanting desperately to return. In the end, I don’t believe Favre would want to cause such dissention amongst Packer land and thus he will stay retired.

A source in the Packers front office concurs.

"We value Brett's legacy, we think he values it, and we'd want to protect that. Brett's a high-quality person and he's not going to push it that far. He'll do the right thing [and stay retired]. This was almost predictable, the idea that Brett would get the itch to play as we get closer to the season."

Oh, Favre will definitely be in Lambeau Field on September 8 for Green Bay’s first regular season game. However, it will merely be for the retirement of his jersey number.


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