The latest Brett Favre rumor has the future Hall of Fame QB possibly ending up with the team that many thought he would play with in 2008 – the Vikings. After Tarvaris Jackson imploded in the NFC Wild Card game vs the Eagles, the Vikings seemed to put it in high gear they would need another better QB in 09. That’s where Favre steps in. Today’s Pioneer Press explains more on the subject of Favre to the Vikings:
The Brett Favre-Vikings rumors have been circulating for a week. It’s risky, but if the Vikings are unable to trade for Matt Cassel of New England or Matt Hasselbeck of Seattle, it wouldn’t be shocking if they made a run at Favre should he become available, as expected. New Jets coach Rex Ryan expects Favre to attend offseason workouts, which Favre rarely did when he was in Green Bay. Currently, Favre counts for nearly $13 million on the Jets’ tight salary cap, and they could save that money if they place him on waivers next month. The future hall of famer would then become a free agent and available to the Vikings, who were interested in him last summer. No doubt he would sell a lot of tickets in Minnesota despite the sour economy.
Sure he would sell a lot of tickets, but would he be able to get the Vikings over the hump as not only a playoff team in 09, but a playoff team that could make a legit run at the NFC Title?