Brett Favre’s announcement at a press conference on Wednesday that he is coming back to play another season with the Minnesota Vikings ended weeks of speculations about his retirement once again. In his half hour version of “the Decision”, Favre cited that he is in for one more season as a “favor” to his teammates. At this point he has nothing left to prove by logging more stats to enhance his NFL records and yes, he is set to earn $16.5 million.
It took three teammates to come over to his Mississippi home to convince him to come back to Minnesota. Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson and Ryan Longwell went south to ask Favre to play one more season with the Vikings. The three Vikings went back to Minnesota with a fourth Viking in tow.
While Favre sees projects himself as just doing his team a favor, we all know that he is still the man between the Vikings and the playoffs. We have seen enough drama in Favre’s storied NFL career so what else is new?