Peter King on Favre-to-Vikings


Peter King thinks Brett Favre wants to join the Vikings…but that the Packers will never let it happen:

The reason the Packers will not give Favre his freedom is simple. His team of choice is Minnesota, in my opinion, in large part because Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is a good friend of Favre’s dating back to the three years (2003-05) Bevell was his quarterback coach in Green Bay. If Favre and agent Bus Cook, who, according to ESPN.com on Friday asked the Packers for Favre’s unconditional release, believe that the Packers will allow him to go free so he can sign with Minnesota, they’re crazy.

I agree with this assessment.  Any hint that Favre wants to go one state west will force the Packers to hold onto him or trade him somewhere else.  The PR hit has been bad enough already…the current Packers regime would not survive a Favre move to Minnesota.  Their houses might be burned down and their children kidnapped.

The question now is whether the Vikings will make any kind of statement about the Favre rumors.  Brad Childress tends to stomp out unjustified speculation rather quickly (e.g., when he said Daunte rejoining the Purple was “not in the stars”).  If the team has no interest in Favre, I think we’ll know right away.  If they remain silent or Childress hands out his usual line about “always wanting to improve”…then there might be something afoot.

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  • josh blaeser

    look at all the teams favre could go to and without question minnesota is the team with all the pieces to be in the super bowl except for an unproven QB, odds are they release him hes coming here

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    the pack will NEVER release him. do you acctually think that?????? idiot!!!!!! why would they?????why do they have to????? they will bring him back and he’ll play for GB this year. he’ll come into camp, win the job, and rodgers will be traded. GB has brohm, and the kid from lsu drafted and will play one of them after farves contract is up in 2 years. brohm is the qb of their future anyway, mark my words. think about it.