5 former Vikings who could come out of retirement and still play

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Brett Favre – QB

We’ve seen Brett Favre retire and then un-retire multiple times. He apparently hung the cleats up for good in 2010 and has since been elected to the NFL Hall of Fame. Favre definitely isn’t coming back to play in the league again, but there’s no reason to think he couldn’t have at least one more magical season up his sleeve.

Even at the age of 50, Brett Favre would be better than the majority of quarterbacks in the NFL today. The guy is in very good shape and appears to be staying active doing projects around his home. Favre is arguably more healthy now than he’s ever been, as he was pretty much a broken down and beat up mess at the time of his retirement.

Favre’s arm is still plenty strong, and he’s extremely knowledgeable of NFL offenses and the way defenses attempt to stop them. He’d know where to find holes in certain coverages and would be able to identify mismatches on the field.

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He may not be able to avoid pressure as well as he once did, and with his gunslinging style would probably throw plenty of interceptions. Still, even at age 50, seeing Brett Favre take the field again and throw for 3,000 yards in a season isn’t that hard to imagine.