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Vikings offer Favre even more money

Posted on: August 4, 2010 9:57 am
 
We’ll go ahead and get this Brett Favre update out of the way, as well. Which I’m sure will be just fine with you.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune , the Vikings have put together a compensation package that would give Favre $20 million to play this season – a significant raise from the $13 million he already was scheduled to make. Apparently, $16 million would be guaranteed and the other $4 million would come in the form of incentives.

Though Minnesota coach Brad Childress pled ignorance during his Tuesday news conference, Judd Zulgad writes “Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe admitted Favre had ‘told a couple of guys on the team that he was going to retire,’ but the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald reported an unnamed person close to Favre's family said he hadn't made a decision whether to play a second season with the Vikings.”

I know this is easy to say from the outside, but at some point, shouldn’t the Vikings say, “Screw it. Enough is enough. Thirteen million dollars is plenty. If you’re going to continue to jerk us around, forget it. We’ll go with Tarvaris Jackson. You stay retired, Brett.”

OK, that won’t happen, but would anybody blame Minnesota if it took that tact?

--Josh Katzowitz

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Comments

Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:04 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Enough is Enough!!! If you just don't want to go to camp with the rest of the team, then just say it. This same bull&*%$ every year is growing extremely tiresome. If you mean to retire, the do so. If you are on the fence for the SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW, then you need to see a shrink and get some work done on your ego!!!! Nobody cares about you, unless you are a Minny fan. Speaking for myself, I used to like  you, but now I couldn't give a rats ass about you and your selfish career. Yeah, you will go down as one of the greatest ON THE FIELD quarterbacks ever, but your off the field antics have made you into an average (or less than) guy.  Signed

      
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Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:03 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

If this is true it is smart on the Vikings part.  They really need to know if he is serious about playing this year or retiring.  A couple more million is a drop in the bucket for another successful season.  If his ankle really hasn't healed properly and he can't perform he will flat out turn this down and retire.  He is a perfectionist and would never play at a level that he couldn't be successful.  Besides, if he is truly leaving the game for good, why is he still working out with the HS football team? 

I think this is still a case where a reporter needs something to write about and mis-reads his words to create some drama.  As someone has already pointed out, I won't believe it until he has announced it himself, and then he isn't on the field against New Orleans on opening day.



Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

You will not go to the SB with him is the big problem. The best chance was last year when Brett managed to play better than he ever has pretty much. He will/would not be that good again this year.




Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Note to :

GO AWAY! We all know that you are just a lazy old man that does not want to go to camp, practice and be a true team player. It is time to hang your ego and cleets up. You have nothing left to offer us but the possibiluty of watching you get your clocked cleaned and force you to finally retire. Please do it now on your own terms, and not on a hospital bed... Side Note: Minnasota is stupid for continuing to pursue you.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

If you're not a Vikings fan, you wouldn't understand. Let Brett be Brett. That's the bottom line. Without him, there is NO CHANCE of winning the SB this year. If all this drama bothers you, change the station.



Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

I wish Favre would just go away. LeBron got a 1 hour special, Favre will get the next month of air time on ESPN. Simply pathetic.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Can this fossil just go away already?!



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:23 pm
 

why the Vikes WILL NOT say "enough is enough"

That's what the Packers did. And the Vikings witnessed it.
They signed him knowing full well he would need this kind of time and waffling every season. And they're ok with it. That's his personality, that's his stage of life, and they signed him saying "it's worth it even if we ramp up $$ every year and go to camp unsure of a starter. It's Brett Favre so it's worth it."

And he proved them right with a title game appearance last year.



Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:20 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Please don't retire!  I wanna see the Saints kick your A** in the first game of the season and break that ankle you're using as a crutch to waffle back and forth on whether to retire or not.  Then you'll be forced to retire - you attention W*ORE!




Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Vikings offer Favre even more money

In my opinion the whole sending out text messages to people he knew would leak it out was to try to get the Vikings to give him more money. I also think that his ankle probably does hurt but it is also a very nice excuse to not have to come to camp.

I can see why the Vikings would like to have the Favre from last year but I think that they are going to be in for a surprise when the real Brett shows up. Last year was a statistical oddity for Brett. Before you jump all over me, I am not saying that he is not a great QB but 30+ TD’s and only 7 picks and a comp % close to 70% is not normal for Brett even in his best years. If he comes back the Vikings will be better than if he did not but he will turn the ball over more this year. I also do not think that he would hold up for the entire year.

I just hate to think that everyone is thinking that they are going to see the same thing as last year. I believe it will be more along the lines of what Jets fans had to watch a couple years back.



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