No one wants Brett Favre.
Well, except for the scumbag, tampering Minnesota Vikings and probably Jon Gruden.
Brett filed his reinstatement papers today, which will essentially force the beloved Green and Gold’s hand one way or another. Meddler and NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, meanwhile, said he wouldn’t act for 24 hours in hopes that the team and Brett could come to an amicable resolution to The Saga That Just Won’t End.
In other realms of the country, where NFL teams are trying to conduct business as usual, questions about Favre are prevalent. Those two teams that we granted permission to speak to Brett, Tampa Bay and the New York Jets, are in full deflection mode.
According to the New York Daily News:
From all indications, the Jets remain interested in Favre, but the interest appears limited and a trade seems unlikely. They’ve talked to the Packers and Favre’s agent, but they reportedly haven’t talked directly to Favre.
Meanwhile, in Tampa, coach Jon Gruden is essentially avoiding the topic, and blowing up at people who bring it up. However, the Bucs real starting quarterback, Jeff Garcia, still feels like he’s the guy.
“I feel like I’ve gotten a good response out of Coach Gruden. I’m not trying to pry it out of him, but I feel like I’m secure in my position. I don’t want to sit here and talk about speculation,” Garcia told Pewter Report.
Of course, no one from the Bucs have stated they do not want Brett Favre as a Buccaneer. So Jeff, I don’t think I’d take my realtor off speed dial.
One person who did come right out and say he doesn’t want Brett Favre, is our man Mike McCarthy, who again professed his commitment to Aaron Rodgers.
We all know this is a mess, and it’s one that needs to be resolved ASAP, for the collective sanity of Packers fans everywhere, if not for that of the team.
At this point, I’d be happy if we sent Brett to Tampa for Jeff Garcia and a bag of donuts. No, I don’t think that’s fair market value, but 1. it puts and end to this nonsense and let’s all of us get on with the task at hand, which is kicking ass, and 2. gives us a veteran quarterback to back up Rodgers.
Rodgers, after all, is not the most durable guy, and I shudder at the thought of watching rookie Brian Brohm trot onto Soldier Field with our playoff destiny on the line. Garcia is a steady performer and would make one hell of a backup until Brohm is ready.
Another interesting scenario, which Gene Wojciechowski writes about, is to just trade Brett to the highest bidder, regardless of who that might be.
The bottom line is this: If you believe in Rodgers as much as you say you do, you trade Favre. And it shouldn’t matter where. If NFC North rival Minnesota offers the most comprehensive package, you trade him to Minnesota. If Chicago comes up with the best deal, then off to the Bears he goes. That way you get Favre’s name off the roster and draft picks in your pocket. It’s a win-win.
Yes, we all cringe of seeing the once-beloved QB in the vomitous purple and yellow, or the blue and orange, but I suggest we look at it this way – how many years does Brett have left in him? One? Maybe two?
If we could put up with Brett as a Queen or a Baby Raper for one year, perhaps we could take the draft picks that the trade yields and turn it (or them) into a stud who gives us 10 solid years.
I’m still confident of two things, if the latter scenario plays out. 1. Brett is Brett and will manage to throw an idiotic interception at some point when a game is on the line, most likely in the playoffs, that causes his team to lose. 2. A choker always chokes – that’s why they are a choker. The Vikings, throughout known history, and the Bears, since 1986, have been chokers.