There’s been plenty of chatter about Brett Favre coming back or not to Minnesota in the 2010 season, but one guy that that beat Favre in the NFC Title game last January – Drew Brees, seems to feel there’s no doubt Favre will be back.
Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees knows his Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints have the most challenging 2010 regular season opener possible — a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings. And Brees fully expects quarterback Brett Favre to be on the field for that Sept. 9 clash at the Louisiana Superdome, playing as well as ever at age 40. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that Brett Favre is coming back, and he’s going to be as good as he’s ever been,” Brees said Monday in an interview with FanHouse.
“We’re going to need our best game to beat him, I know that. They’re a good team. A very good team.” The Saints’ overtime victory over the Vikings in the conference title game – thanks in large part to a Favre interception late in regulation — pushed New Orleans toward its Super Bowl XLIV win over the Indianapolis Colts and the first Lombardi Trophy for a city and franchise long accustomed to defeat and associated with frustration. “There has been some chatter back and forth between our team and their team, and I just kind of hear about it. I don’t really do much of it,” Brees says of the Vikings this offseason. “Listen, we know that’s going to be a big game.”