By this time, minds have been made up about who was right and who was wrong in the battle between Ted Thompson and Brett Favre. Now as the question goes from if, to when, Favre signs with the Vikings, another remains:
Who will eventually win?
This situation is the perfect storm for Favre.
He will be handed the keys to the hated Vikings with the luxuries of a great offensive line, one of the best defenses in the league and a superior running back.
He will be working with his buddy and former coach from a playbook that he knows so well he can hang out with the kickers during training camp.
Then there is the fact that all the other NFC North teams are currently under some sort of construction, most notably, the Packers with a completely new defense and coordinator.
I don’t believe everyone is expected to understand the anger Favre feels toward Thompson or why he would take it so far and play for the Vikings.
I think that I understand and I think it is very simple. Ted Thompson will not tell Brett Favre that he can’t.
Personally, I know how driven I have become when someone tells me that I can’t. It becomes fuel for my fire and I become more determined the more they say it.
Even if Favre loses games with the Vikings and even if he loses to the Packers.
By simply playing for the Vikings, he has already won.