Among the numerous bits of news coming out about Brett Favre yesterday was an item that had Favre looking to hire a quarterbacks coach to work with him in Mississippi. Now, Chris Mortensen has fleshed out the report by explaining Favre’s motivation behind hiring the coach, posting on Twitter:
Why #4 wants QB coach: Believes he needs to sharpen mechanics/fundamentals to compensate for diminishing physical skills.
So Favre apparently isn’t convinced that his arm can come all the way back, and he wants to improve his footwork and the rest of it to make up for no longer being able to chuck a ball 50 yards off his back foot. This is a good news/bad news situation: good because it shows he’s committed, bad because, well, he can’t chuck a ball 50 yards off his back foot anymore. But, we knew we weren’t getting Favre in his prime anyway, so this should really not alarm or disappoint anyone.