I Finally Talk About Favre


It isn’t like I haven’t been paying attention to the rumors about Brett Favre lately.  It isn’t as though I don’t care either way.  My main issue with talking about this scenario is, I’m so adamant that one particular course of action is the correct one, that I have been trying to avoid hyping up something that I still see as a remote chance of happening.  All the rumors about our interest in Favre culminated in yesterday’s Chris Simms quote about Favre:  “He asked me questions about Brett Favre,” Simms said. “He asked if I felt Brett would be able to come back and be good here if he didn’t have a lot of reps in training camp. I said I thought he would but there would have to be some compromise with coach [Jon] Gruden. He’ll just want the play called and to drop back and throw it in there.”

This is a no brainer.  Are we really pondering whether or not this move makes sense for us.  A…It’s Brett freaking Favre.  One of the best QB’s of our generation, a true leader, and a guy who if Tom Brady hadn’t thrown for 6 million touchdowns last season, probably would have won his 4th MVP award.  He threw for 4100 yards last year and completed 66% of his passes.  Let’s take a look at the comparison between Mrs. Garcia, and Sir Brett Favre’s numbers from last season. 

Player G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate
Sir Favre 16 16 356 535 66.5 4,155 7.8 28 15 15 93 95.7
Whiny 13 13 209 327 63.9 2,440 7.5 13 4 19 104 94.6

Favre has the ability, arm strength, leadership, and just general skill level to take our team from what I believe is a definete playoff and division winning contender, to a Super Bowl contender. 

The positives of Favre, I think are endless, and the potential upgrade and affect of said upgrade on our team are unquantifiable.  Problem is, I don’t think Thompson would deal him to us.  He admitted today that we were one of the 4 teams that were potential trade partners for Favre.  I could see him moving Favre to ATL.  They’re garbage and I don’t think he would have to worry about Favre leading them to the Super Bowl and essentially ending the career for Thompson.  The other 3 teams on this list though, us included are playoff caliber teams.  I personally think, we are the best of those remaining 3 teams.  We also play the Pack in week 4 this year.  Thompson will have an impossible PR task ahead of him, if any team he trades Favre to succeeds, and even more so, if that team beats the Pack at any time throughout the season. 

I will say this though, if Brett is available for draft picks, and I don’t see what else they would particularly want (John Clayton today mentioned a possible 4th round pick), we should send Green Bay our 2nd rounder, and get prepared to play the Super Bowl in our hometown.  I’m so giddy about this possibility, that I spent my vacation two weeks ago in West Palm Beach, talking about nothing more than Lord Favre, in a number 4 jersey, a beautiful red 4 jersey!


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