I wasn't going to touch it with a 10 foot pole, but it's time for me to make mention of the recent release of QB Brett Favre. I didn't want to write about it because I've moved on and there is no possibility that he'll return to the Packers as a player.
At least the Jets did the right thing by releasing him. When a legendary player/coach decides it's time, the Packers had always granted him his release. I know it would have meant Favre to the Vikings and in the end the Packers added a 3rd round pick for their troubles, but my attitude was bring it on. Let QB Aaron Rodgers kick Favre's butt on the playing field.
Bus Cook says, although I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth, that Favre is really, truly, retired this time:
"He's retired, he doesn't have any desire to come back, and that's the way it is with Brett," said Cook. "He's mowing his grass. He's working on his farm. He enjoys that stuff."
Pro Football Talk, although Mike Florio isn't exactly all knowing on the subject, thinks this means trouble with the Vikings, again:
"But unless Favre is planning to sign a one-day contract to officially retire (again) with the Packers, there’s no reason for the Jets to make the move if Favre has no intention of returning to football...
The next step for Cook? He’ll start pestering Bevell and Childress to start pestering Brett to provide the final piece for one of the most talented teams in NFL history at every position except the one that counts the most."
All said, I have no idea what might happen. We'll probably have to wait until June or July to see if Favre is still riding his mower to know the truth.
For what it's worth, Vikings' fans aren't exactly clamoring for Favre in purple, but I'm sure they wouldn't mind if he was signed and tried to stick it to the Packers.