09.26.10

When The Going Gets Tough, Does Favre Go Back To Hattiesburg?

Posted in Gridiron at 12:14 pm by

Skipping most of training camp is one thing, but are the Vikings and 41 (thousand) year old QB Brett Favre already making provisions for the latter to take an early vacation?  Consider the following tidbit from the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Charley Waters;

If the offense-devoid Vikings were to lose to the lowly Detroit Lions today at the Metrodome, it would be interesting whether the winless Vikings would try to save some of their $16 million investment in Brett Favre this season by trying to reach a contract compromise with the soon-to-be 41-year-old quarterback.

With a bothersome left ankle and unproductive receivers, coupled with the possibility of a 0-3 start, where’s the future for Favre? And this season for the Vikings?

There’s no reason to believe Waters is doing anything other than thinking out loud. But unless Favre is physically unable to perform, negotiating a buyout because he-can’t-stand-to-lose would be the ultimate indictment of his selfishness, if not the Vikes’ failure to maintain even the slightest facade of being a real team.

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