This is kind of ironic because the Green Bay Packers at once explored trading Brett Favre to the Dallas Cowboys.
The whole scenario isn’t terribly surprising though. It’s been well documented that Favre grew up as a Roger Staubach fan. So in that way it makes perfect sense.
“I wanted to be the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback,” Favre told Matt Mosley and Ed Werder on the Doomsday Podcast. “When I was a little kid, my favorite player — and still my favorite player of all time — was Roger Staubach. There was nothing about the Cowboys I could not tell you.
“To have a chance first of all to play in the National Football League is a tremendous honor. And although I didn’t get to play for the Cowboys, I got to play against them, and I got to meet Roger Staubach. I’d like to call him [a good friend] — I think it’s OK to say a good friend — and I still get goosebumps when I talk to him.”
People who grew up Brett Favre fans probably dream of playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Or at least stabbing them in the back by playing for the Minnesota Vikings.
Either way, the Favre deal to Dallas fell apart after Ted Thompson asked for Tony Romo to be included. What’s actually ironic is Thompson’s predecessor, Mike Sherman, had no interest in signing Romo as an undrafted free agent.
Also interesting is Aaron Rodgers was drafted just a year prior to this whole trade scenario.
Imagine what might be different if this had ever happened.