All Signs Point to Favre Coming Back to the Vikings

“Favre Watch 2010” seems to be drawing to a close, as all reports indicate that Brett is back, and will be ready to go on Thursday, September 9th when the Vikings take on the Saints in the season opener Kickoff game on NBC.

Here’s the latest from the Star Tribune on the comeback:

Favre flew on a private jet into Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. There were about 50 fans there who began to arrive as the plane sat on the tarmac and Favre, Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson and Longwell got off. Favre then got into the passenger seat of Longwell’s car, with Hutchinson and Allen in their cars right behind.

There is little doubt that the recruiting pitch put on by those three played a major role in getting Favre to return. As Longwell pulled out of the airport, Favre got out of the car, hugged an unidentified man who had been let into the restricted zone and gave a wave to the fans as they drove through the gate.

Favre and Longwell then returned to the Vikings facility. It’s unclear if there will be a news conference this evening or if that will be held on Wednesday. The Vikings are scheduled to practice at 11:40 Wednesday morning but that time could always be changed.

Jason LaCanfora says that as far as money goes, at the close of business Tuesday there have been no changes to the deal that Favre has, and unless there are changes to his contract, he’ll play the 2010 season for the $13 mil he inked for last season.

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One Response to “All Signs Point to Favre Coming Back to the Vikings”

  1. I’m glad Favre’s back. He’s still one of the top quarterbacks in the league and fun to watch/follow. He’s good for the NFL, and furthermore, who cares if he’s given some special priviledges because he’s Brett Favre. It’s not like he’s the son of the coach or his best friend and was just given the position as a result. He’s earned it by his play. Is this any different than a great employee at a company getting more money/benefits/vacation time/special privileges etc…And furthermore, aren’t more privileges the same thing as making more money than another player. No one complains that that is wrong. No one says that all players should make the same amount of money. Keep in mind, the NFL and professional sports are businesses. Employees are going to try and find whatever leverage they can (with in legal and ethical limits) to increase pay, privileges, etc…We shouldn’t blink when this happens in professional sports.