Can you imagine being the man to trade Brett Favre? That’s exactly what may happen if NFL Network’s Adam Schefter is correct in his front page story on NFL.com today that states the Packers have begun talking to teams about what they would offer for Favre. The story says that the Pack is basically trying to get feelers as to what they would be offered for Favre’s services, their franchise QB that is now saying he wants to come back after retiring in early March.
Schefter says that the Pack has called more than one AFC team, and at least one NFC team. The first thing that will be thrown out there is what team(s) the Pack called, and how was the interest level from other teams. AFC teams that were talked about from day one included the Chiefs and Jets, while the Vikings were a team that many thought Favre would have interest from in the NFC, you can bet the Pack will by no means move Farve to their biggest NFC North rival.
The other issue clearly is what is Favre worth. I would say no team in the league at this point is willing to give up a first-round pick, but is he worth a second rounder? I would say “yes,” but that is up to the team willing to do a deal for a player that is going to bring along the distractions of a lifetime, plus a team is going to have to be structured around Favre, and change their entire game plan to play to his strength, like it or not.
So the drama continues, look for a lot more on this, as the Packers continue to try and wait this out. Mind you Brett has yet to even officially send the letter to the Pack and the league to be reinstated. Once he does that, it’s game on, and look for the Pack to keep seeking the best deal out there, and one that Favre would agree to.