Despite the comical charade Brett Favre and the Vikings insist on going through, everyone already knows Brett will be returning to quarterback the Purple in 2010.
Now we know which team will get the first look at Favre in the preseason: the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFL announced the preseason schedule today, and San Francisco will be the Vikes’ second opponent, on August 22. We assume Brett will be skipping the first preseason game like last year, so, Favre’s first action should come then.
Unless Brett decides he doesn’t feel like making the trip out to Frisco – in which case, his debut would likely come in preseason game 3, at home vs. Seattle.
NBC clearly thinks Brett will be coming back in preseason Week 2 – hence their decision to carry the Vikings/Niners game in prime time.
If form holds, Favre will dip his toes in vs. San Fran, play a half vs. Seattle then sit out the Denver game to rest up for the (not-yet-officially-announced) regular season opener against the Saints.
Only four-and-a-half more months to wait!