Jay Glazer believes he knows what is really going on inside Brett Favre‘s head.
In a new column, Glazer insists that Favre really did mean to retire when he sent those text messages to his teammates last week, but was so blown away by the resulting “outpouring of love” from the guys that he once again changed his mind.
“He’s torn,” Glazer quotes one Vikings player as saying. “I think in his mind he was done, but he loves the guys in this locker room and doesn’t want to let them down. He didn’t want to [come back), but I don’t think he can say no to these guys. He’s tortured.”
Glazer speculates that Favre is actually hoping Dr. James Andrews gives him bad news on his ankle this week, because it would take the horrible decision out of his hands. He would be forced to retire for health reasons, and that would make it easier to face his crestfallen teammates.
Oh, and Glazer insists that, despite what the cynics think, Favre really doesn’t care about that extra few million the Vikings are reportedly ready to offer him. Though, concedes Glazer, Favre probably won’t turn it down.
For what it’s worth, Glazer predicts that Favre will return. He thinks Favre’s heroic warrior instinct will overcome his pain and self-doubt in the end, and he will sweep in at the last minute to fight on with his fellow Vikings.
No, Jay Glazer was not hired to do PR for Brett Favre. That’s his honest assessment of the situation based on conversations he’s had with players and other people in the Vikings organization.