Mortensen Also Thinks Favre Wants to Play for the Vikings

Chris Mortensen has added his voice to the chorus of noted mainstream media figures who believe Brett Favre wants off the Jets so he can sign with the Vikings. The first ripple spread through the pond a week ago when Peter King said on the PTI program that he thinks Favre would only return next season to play with the Vikings, and since then, the pond has begun resembling a slowly-churning cauldron.  Of course, this could all be nothing but media outlets deliberately stirring up speculation for the sake of off-season ratings/web hits – but there’s nothing wrong with that either, is there?

The Jets, for their part, have refuted a report by the aforementioned King saying the team gave Brett “months” to make up his mind about retirement:  The team reportedly would like an indication from Favre about his future plans by February 18th, when the NFL combine starts.  Complicating matters for the Jets is their sticky salary cap situation, which would really become dire if they had to pay Favre the $13 million they owe him this season.  If Favre wants to stay with the Jets, it appears he would have to restructure.  A trade is of course out of the question after the terms the Packers imposed on New York when their trade was made last summer (the Jets would have to surrender numerous draft picks and some of their children were they to deal Favre to any team in the NFC North).  Given Favre’s probable unwillingness to start over again with a new coaching staff in New York, it looks unlikely that he would choose to stay, meaning retirement or release is in the offing.  And if he is released?  We still don’t know for sure that Brad Childress and the Vikings would be interested, but you have to believe they would at least be mildly intrigued.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan


  • Vikes98

    What’s up with you in LA? Vikings aren’t even going to LA stupid “Taxas” boy!

  • Brad

    I hope and pray the Jets release Favre outright… it would be a cap friendly move that would also bring the Locker room back together. Good Luck with Favre though… most Jets fans that have been arguing the value of Favre have been saying things to me like, “yeah, but his interceptions are so exciting”. Good Luck… Believe me, Jets fans don’t want him. Only Woody does… sells Jerseys & seats, that’s about it.

  • Brad

    What I meant to say was real Jets Fans, who actually know the league and the game don’t want him.

  • Jason

    Favre is not the QB that he once was, but he’s still able to play, and defenders still have to respect his ability and willingness to throw the ball.   They would not be able to consistently stack the box.  If somehow Favre becomes a Viking,  Peterson’s stats will skyrocket.

  • nineup

    I don’t think Mr.Favre would be the answer for the Vikings at all! He has lost more than a step or two and doesn’t seem to have the drive or desire to play wholeheartedly anymore! We have invested to much in T-Jack  to give up on him for a short term fix! T-Jack has gotten better and will continue to improve over the summer!

  • LeeMaster

    Brett Favre purposely made Interceptions and Fumbles so the Jets will release him so that he can come to the Vikings!!  GO 09 VIKES!!

  • nineup

    You think Brett Favre threw interceptions and fumbled on purpose so he could be released by the Jets to be welcomed by the Vikings??!! PLEASEEE!  There is no way I would (if coach or owner) pickup Brett Favre for a short term! I say GO VIKINGS with T-Jack!

  • sergio

    I am a die hard VIKINGS fan that believes T jack has all the skills but needs someone like maybe favre (yes I said it) to help him work out the issues he is having help him visualize as see the field short term is all we need him for right? young qb’s learn somewhere why not from someone that has been there and it would slap the pack across the face at the same time.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    you call me stupid????? shit head 98, you can’t even spell texas??? you can’t even spell L.A. and i’ll spot ya the L and the A…..dumb ass…..and what makes you so sure they are’nt going to la?????? the nfl has guarenteed a franchise in LA by the year 2010. well look around the league, what teams do you see in the middle of a stadium battle with their city and state? what team can’t sell out games, not even a playoff game.? uh, well, uh not to many there genious????? LA VIKINGS 2010   it’ll happen, mark my words

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    how long does the current stadium lease last with the dome? how long did other cities have with there leases before they left. anyone want to argue about the cleveland situation before they left for baltimore? or how bout baltimore…???? nice little bus ride in the middle of the nite to indy…..remember????the nfl has a stadium plan in place right now for any team that can’t get one done in their home right now. look around the league and tell me what teams that might be. jacksonville??????buffalo???? sounds like they might end up in toronto when wilson dies… who else?????