The Vikings have announced that they have officially signed Favre and have designated him as their featured running back for the 2009 season.
A Vikings spokesman said that the Vikings were impressed by his speed and especially his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. "We envision him playing as a Brian Westbrook type of player. He will be flanked out wide from time to time."
The source also said the Vikings were installing special "wildcat" formations for him and were also considering letting him field punts. Adrian Peterson has embraced a backup role wholeheartedly.
"I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win," Peterson told us on the phone Tuesday night. "Obviously when you have a choice between Favre and Adrian Peterson you will pick him every time. I think this will be a great one-two punch."
Favre has praised Peterson for his unselfish attitude. He has asked for the Vikings to feature a two back set with Peterson serving as a fullback to help clear blocking lanes for the future hall of fame runner.
"I'm excited about this new opportunity," Favre told us. "The Jets used me as a more traditional type of back, but I feel I can be effective catching passes also. I am a really good route runner and linebackers will have problems keeping up with my speed."
With Sage Rosenfels handing off and throwing to Brett Favre the Vikings now look to be the odds on favorite to win the Superbowl this year. Place your bets early folks.