While the league celebrates the Hall of Fame weekend, the talk of the league continues to be Brett Favre, and what decision he is going to take – take the Packers $20 mil and stay at home, or spurn them and come back to the league and in the end play for another team. If you believe Adam Schefter of NFL.com, it looks as if the Pack is going to get their wish and the future Hall of Fame QB will stay on the sidelines.
As of late Saturday afternoon, Schefter says it appears that Favre is going to take the money. He claims that the decision is not final, but that clearly is the direction that Brett is leaning in. That also was the words of ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday, who talked to Favre via text messages and Favre gave an attitude that taking the money and not playing was about the only option he had.
As far as reinstatement goes, Commissioner Roger Goodell asked for both sides to wrap up what they are going to do on Saturday, that way he can decide to move ahead and reinstate Favre into the league. Chris Mortenson of ESPN is reporting that most of Favre’s family wants him to get on a plane and be the Packers camp for a scrimmage on Sunday night, and you know if he did that it would be the biggest media circus a training camp scrimmage has ever seen.
Look for this saga to have some sort of conclusion within the next 24 hours, that way Favre, the Packers and the rest of the league can finally move on one way or another to the 2008 season.