Could Favre Wear Vikings Purple in 2009?


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?


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6 Responses to “Could Favre Wear Vikings Purple in 2009?”

  1. rick says:

    favre has 2 years left in him,provided his arm is healed.love to see him play at lambeau again.would be special to see him kick ted thompsons ass in the parking lot.

  2. Patticake says:

    I agree with Rick!
    Although I have always reviled the Vikings, my ill will toward Ted Thompson and co. would cause me to be one of the first to run out and buy a Favre purple jersey – something I thought I would see pigs fly before it would ever come about. We’ll see.

  3. Jeff Folwick says:

    The Vikings troubles go far deeper than a weak QB,although Favre would be exciting and sell alot of tickets.Aside from losing four Superbowls,they have fielded the best team ever,stat wise,in the late 90’s and still lost early in the play offs.The famous take a knee Denny Green with just under two mins in the half,behind in the score,tells his team to take a knee.The coach is the problem you may be thinking,and you’re right,but it goes even deeper than that.It’s an attitude,a belief that the Vikings don’t really deserve to be Champs,that coupled with a “no matter what,we’ll get em next year” acceptance,seems to keep the Vikings out of contention.

  4. sandy says:

    I really, really need to know if this is a possiblity! Can anyone shed some real light on this?

  5. #4 says:

    No! This wil not happen. Sorry!

  6. Mi$$ouri says:

    Pro NFL football is becoming such a joke. Anyone who wastes their money on IT is a sucker.