Peter King stated on Monday Morning Quarterback that, according to those who have been observing him, Favre’s throws are regaining his old velocity:
“Brett Favre is throwing the ball with the old zip, evidently. Bob Papa and I had the coach of the high school where Favre is throwing, Neville Barr, on our Sirius NFL Radio show the other day. Favre’s been throwing at Oak Grove (Miss.) High School, and Barr said: “He looks good. He said it was still a little uncomfortable, but I thought he threw the ball well. He had a lot of velocity and zip on it.” It’s a matter of time, as we all know. Only a setback in his throwing will stop him from being at Vikings camp..
That statement coupled with what Vikings coach Brad Childress said last week about Favre throwing the ball pain free seems to reinforce the fact that a Favre signing may be on the near horizon.
“We’re getting every indication that his arm is only getting better, and because we just passed the four-week mark since Favre had the surgery, his endurance should be improving and the arm should ideally be getting closer to game shape. On that note, I commend the roughly 50 % of Viking fans who have prepared themselves for the inevitable.”
“I think whether Favre has agreed to a contract or not — and profootballtalk.com reported Sunday night he may well have done so — there is universal agreement among those close to Favre that the money is either done or absolutely not going to be a problem. Favre’s playing for Minnesota if his right arm feels OK by month’s end.”
The money may not be an issue, and they may even have an agreement in principal already in place, but I really doubt if an actual contract has been drawn up and signed as any deals have to be forwarded to the commissioners office within 48 hours unless the deal is post-dated. There is no indication at this time that any such contract has been received by Roger Goodell.