Favre and the Rumor That Just Won't Die
Vikings obvious next stop for retired 'at this time' QB
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2009 12:04 PM CDT
This 2008 file photo shows quarterback Brett Favre getting choked up as he announces his retirement ... months before returning to play for the New York Jets.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The fact that Brett Favre left the door ajar, if only slightly, has sportswriters in at least two cities salivating over where the “at this time, I am retired” quarterback will land next season. And speculation is Minnesota, where, Judd Zalgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune points out, the Vikings don’t have a proven leader for what should be a potent offense—and they need to jolt ticket sales.

“Consider the NFL’s most tired reality show back in business,” David Haugh sniffs in the Chicago Tribune, noting that the Favre-watching circus “might get silly, again.” He, too, notes the Vikings’ QB hole, adding that Favre is buddies with Minnesota’s coaches, he’d get to play indoors, and, at 39, is the same age as Kurt Warner, Arizona’s Super Bowl signal-caller. “Roll your eyes if you wish,” Haugh writes, “but the possibility cannot be ruled out.”