Looks More and More Like Favre Will Take the $20 Mil and Stay Retired

McCarthy and Favre

It looks as if in the end, the best decision for Brett Favre may simply be to do nothing. After all, it looks as if he’ll be $20 million dollars richer for it. Reports say that Favre is seriously thinking about taking up the Packers offer, which would pay him $20 mil over the next 10 years. In return, Favre would stay retired, and the Packers would avoid one of the biggest media and fan disasters a team has ever had to deal with.

It looked last night as if the Packers and Jets were close to making a deal for the future Hall of Fame QB, but the Green Bay Post-Gazette says that Brett didn’t like the idea of going to the Big Apple. Bottom line is that Favre wants to QB the Packers, but the Packers had given him a chance to come back, he passed on it, and now the team has moved on and has given the QB spot to former first-round pick Aaron Rodgers.

Packers President Mark Murphy flew to meet with Favre and his agent, Bus Cook, a few days back, and gave the QB an offer. Now it looks as if Favre has thought it through, and very well may take the deal and save the team any more chaos. He sent a text to ESPN News about the situation. “There isn’t a perfect solution to this, but Mark Murphy is at least trying,” Favre told the network via a text. “We know what they want and where I stand. His solution, although awkward and unsettling for most, may be the best in the end.”

Favre had off the bat said no to the deal, but now after careful thought, it looks as if he knows that it’s the best for everyone, nevermind the fact he’ll have a nice fat $2 mil a year to do with as he pleases. If he takes the deal, it will end what has been the strangest situation that any team has had to deal with. But in the end, it looks as if it’s the best for everyone involved.


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