Packers Talks Favre Trade w/ Vikings, Bears – Offer QB $20 Mil to Stay Retired


The Packers have discussed the possibility of trading Brett Favre to the Bears or the Vikings.  According to a report in today’s Milwaukee “Journal Sentinel”, such a trade is one of the options being considered by the Packers internally.  If Favre were traded to the Vikings, he would be playing against the Packers on opening night at Lambeau Field.  Favre and his agent met with Packers’ President Mark Murphy for several hours on Wednesday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Channel 4 (TMJ4) in Milwaukee is reporting that Murphy offered Favre 20-million-dollars over the next ten years to stay retired.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has held off, so far, on approving Favre’s request for reinstatement.  However, that approval may come today.  Once it does, the Packers have 24 hours to release Favre, trade him, or put him on the active roster.

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One Response to “Packers Talks Favre Trade w/ Vikings, Bears – Offer QB $20 Mil to Stay Retired”

  1. Mike says:

    Favre in Vikings Purple? Not what I wanted to see as the ending for Brett’s career.

    Brett has held the organization “hostage” for the past several years with the retirement talk, but the Packers have mishandled this situation.

    It is a business. Ted Thompson’s job is to put the best 22 starters on the field. Aaron Rodgers can’t be included in that argument if Favre is still available. Superbowl windows are very short and wasting one on a new QB is unfathomable.

    Here is why the Packers lose by not taking Favre back:

    1) Play a 1st place schedule
    2) Unproven, 1st year quarterback
    3) They WILL regress record wise
    4) The same fans that want Brett to go away will then want Thompson removed. We lose Thompson at the end of 2010. he has been a great GM and the Packers organization will be weakened because Ted won’t put emotion aside and make the correct decision.

    Bring Brett back. If the season goes poorly, Brett will have to take the blame. Not Ted. Not Mike.