Before we get to the Green Bay Packers news of the day, we thought we’d start your day with a laugh. Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber says quarterback Brett Favre wasn’t committed to the team in his final season.
I guess that’s what happens when your primary motivation is a quest for school-girl-like revenge and, as we previously noted, money.
“He clearly wasn’t mentally and emotionally into it, and that’s the thing that kind of bugged me,” Leber said. “I get it, you’ve got to make the money when you can make it, even though he has made hundreds of millions of dollars. When he says it’s about the money, it just means that he wasn’t committed to us. So that irritated me a little bit, not for him taking the money, but for what it really meant.”
Leber said he perceived Favre’s general attitude in 2010 as, “You know, I’ll kind of stagger back in here, and I’ll give you guys what I’ve got, but I just know wholeheartedly I don’t have it in me, and the money’s too good to pass up.”
“If that’s the case, move on,” Leber said. “I’d rather go with somebody that’s maybe less talented, that’s 100 percent committed to us winning. It bugged me a little bit. I’m not going to say I lost sleep over it, but it bugged me.”
Let’s be honest. Favre went out and embarrassed himself in his final season with the Vikings. Years from now, everyone will probably forget about that or file it away like some Johnny Unitas in San Diego aberration.
The Vikings, on the other hand, have always been and will always remain an embarrassment.