Could Brett Favre Be Coming to Central Florida?

Brett Favre Sports Illustrated coverAs a former-Wisconsin resident, I think it’s safe to say former Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre has amassed quite a legendary career in football over his sixteen years with the team. And I can’t even begin to tell you the number of grown men I saw cry when several months ago, Favre announced he was finally retiring from the sport.

Only, it seems as though that idea was short-lived. Five months into said retirement, Favre asked to be reinstated and I guess expected to reclaim his QB throne with the Pack. But it seems they no longer are interested in his “yes I am/no I’m not” constant retirement talk, even going so far as to offer the 38-year-old QB $20 million to stay retired and work with the team in a marketing capacity.


So according to a story all over today’s news, it seems Favre has reached a “stalemate” with Green Bay and is looking for another team, with Tampa Bay’s Buccaneers suddenly in place as one of the front runners.

The Bucs, currently training out at Disney’s Wide World of Sports here in Orlando, have said they would entertain the idea of having Favre onboard, despite already having five QB’s on the roster already, but have otherwise remained silent on this new development.

I’ll admit to not being a diehard follower of Tampa, but I have to wonder if this would be a boost to the team or just a waste of a salary. And at this point, does anyone even care if he returns to the field?

Any football fans care to comment on whether you feel having Favre don a Bucs jersey would be a good thing? Should he have stayed in retirement? Or are you just tired of hearing about the whole thing?

2 Comments so far

  1. dee (deek) on August 6th, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

    As much as I respect the career Brett Favre has had in Green Bay, I think it would not be wise for the Bucs to take him on.

    They already have a good QB in Jeff Garcia and plenty of reserves. While they certainly have the money to bring him on, do we really need an aging prima dona?

    I think Brett should stay retired — go on to commentating or coaching and leave the game to the next generation.

  2. Terry Howard (orl_terry) on August 7th, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

    I think Brett coming back was his worst mistake ever. He had a good career, he already did the maybe I’ll retire, uh, nevermind thing every season for a couple years now, so this last fiasco to me just put a big stain on his otherwise pretty solid and admirable play. And to come back after being the icon of the Pack for so long to take a shot at a ring with whoever will take him… that’s just lame.

    As far as playing the Bucs… we don’t put cry babies on the field. Okay… cheapshot :)

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