Brett Favre--what's next? posted by Richard Zowie
I was very surprised by this controversy. Seeing Favre's tearful retirement press conference back in March made me think of how the Gunslinger Era is over in the NFL. Five years from now, Favre would give his Hall of Fame speech in Canton, Ohio. For now, Favre's day would revolve around fishing, playing golf, serving as a football consultant of sorts and answering questions like "What in the heck was Jerry Glanville* thinking when he traded you to the Green Bay Packers for a first-round pick that, just a few years later, was out of football?"
Now, it's possible Favre (rhymes with "carve", for those of you who don't follow sports) might be playing again the next season. Trade me or release me from my contract, he told the Packers recently. No, the Packers replied, ostensibly hoping that Number 4 would reconsider and return to retirement. Perhaps Favre is just one of those guys who misses football. Or maybe he feels that he has unfinished business with the way things ended last season. As of right now, Favre has this bizarre claim to fame: both his first and final NFL passes were both intercepted. His final interception set up the New York Giants' game-winning field goal as the Giants won 23-20 in overtime.
Where would Favre go? Perhaps to the Chicago Bears, whose idea of a starting quarterback has been Rex "Wrecks" Grossman?
To the Minnesota Vikings, who had no solid quarterback last season but drafted USC QB John David Booty 137th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft's fifth round?
To the Detroit Lions, whose team is like the broken-down, rusted engine of a 1957 Chevrolet: in desperate need of being rebuilt? But then, does Favre really want to deal with Matt Millen's ineptitude?Continue reading "Brett Favre--what's next?"