Posted on: May 24, 2010 2:07 pm
While Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings have refrained from making any statement about whether the veteran QB will return for another season, it looks more and more likely by the day.
Favre recently announced that if he intended to play football this season, his ankle required offseason surgery. Favre has since undergone that surgery.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that several Vikings teammates are keeping in touch with Favre , and he hasn't made any statement to them that hinted that he was contemplating retirement. Favre will likely sit out training camps, OTAs and other team activities, but that was to be expected.
Favre could earn a non-guaranteed $13 million this season, so while money is not Favre's only concern, it is yet another motivating factor in persuading him to give it one more go.
Posted on: March 26, 2010 12:05 pm
Ever since coach Andy Reid let slip at the annual owners' meeting that the Eagles are now "entertaining offers" for their QBs -- a virtual about-face from their stance after exiting the playoffs -- rumors and speculation have flown left and right.
While Reid's comment seemed to apply to all three of his QBs, starter Donovan McNabb is the hot property, and possibly the guy most likely to be dealt by the Eagles since he is due to be paid a $6 million roster bonus in six weeks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb's personal top choice would be a trade to the Vikings, who are dealing with their own QB drama in the "will he or won't he" retirement saga of Brett Favre .
McNabb would reportedly dread going to either the Bills or Raiders, according to the Buffalo News .
The San Francisco Chronicle maintains that McNabb coming to Oakland in a trade that could involve the similarly high-paid CB Nnamdi Asomugha moving to Philly might make sense on the surface, but is probably unlikely to happen .
Meanwhile, in St. Louis, a rumor spread on Thursday that the Eagles had agreed to send McNabb to the Rams in exchange for FS Oshiomogho Atogwe and the 33rd overall pick in this year's draft. That rumor seemingly died a fast death when Eagles GM Billy Devaney called it "utterly ridiculous," according to the Camden Courier-Post .
Posted on: January 27, 2010 2:28 pm
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Vikings coach Brad Childress said he wouldn't give Brett Favre a deadline for deciding whether he will return for his 20th NFL season or retire.
Favre had tears in his eyes Sunday after the Vikings season ended in a 31-28 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game.
Favre took a considerable pounding in the game, and suffered an injured ankle among other bruises.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 10:10 am
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brett Favre decided to remain retired, which means the Vikings are moving forward with two players who never have won a playoff game.
Tarvaris Jackson seeks to hold on to his starting job while Sage Rosenfels is trying to win it.
Until at least one of the quarterbacks establishes himself as dependable, the pressure will remain on running back Adrian Peterson to carry the offense.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 2:14 pm
Brett Favre is expected to announce whether he will play for the Vikings by Friday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Favre provided a self-imposed deadline of July 30 in an interview with the Associated Press last week.
But NFL.com reported that "those closest to Favre" expect him to make a decision by Friday.
Posted on: July 13, 2009 12:40 pm
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell watched quarterback Brett Favre throw 100 passes last week.
At 39, Favre appears to be interested in returning to the NFL following his retirement from the New York Jets in February.
Favre had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder about six weeks ago, and has publicly announced he would like to play for the Vikings if his throwing arm heals properly.
Posted on: July 7, 2009 9:54 am
A Brett Favre signing with the Vikings is expected to be announced in time for the start of the team's single-game ticket sales July 20.
The Vikings will play Favre's former team the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, Oct. 5, at the Metrodome on ESPN.
Posted on: June 15, 2009 10:01 am
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Brett Favre's agent said he believes the quarterback's surgically repaired arm will be fine, but he's still not sure whether Favre wants to return to play football.
The Vikings want to gauge the progress of Favre's throwing arm after he had arthroscopic surgery last month to repair a partially torn biceps tendon.
Favre has started throwing footballs again, but apparently he's still uncertain whether he will be able to play this season.