It is either a sign that fans are sick and tired of having to hear about the Favre Watch, or fans are extremely confident that he’ll be back.
Either way, I was surprised that the latest update on Favre managed to be overshadowed by the NFL Draft. One year ago, an update about Brett Favre would have trumped any other world event you could think of.
The latest update still trickled through, however, and it comes from Steve Mariucci. Favre’s old coach claims that Favre is concerned about the fact that his ankle (remember those disgusting photos?) has still not recovered from the beating it took in the NFC Championship Game against the Saints.
“He doesn’t know yet,” Mariucci said. “He’s trying to heal up. His body is recovered except for that ankle. That’s not quite ready yet. It’s an ankle that he had surgery on twice before and it’s still pretty puffy. You remember he came out of that game with the ankle and went back in, but it’s still swollen.
“He’s trying to determine: Is his body telling him something here? Or is he going to be feeling better in due time. He still hasn’t made up his mind, and the Vikings are not rushing him. That’s what’s a little bit crazy about it. I thought maybe they’d say, ‘Listen, could you tell us by draft day please so we could determine where we’re going to go?’ But I don’t think their draft needs are having to do with Brett. I think they are OK at quarterback. If he plays or if he doesn’t play it doesn’t matter. I think Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will be there to play.”
If Favre shocks everybody and retires (again) this year, and Jimmy Clausen lights it up with a talented Panther offense, then the Vikings brass may have gotten themselves into quite the pickle.