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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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Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:21 am

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Maybe he's just doing this to get a little extra money?   None of us really know what's going on in his head.  As a fan, I don't care what the team pays him, but pay him, because with him the Vikes are a SB threat.  Without him, the Vikes are a playoff team only.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:20 am

Vikings offer Favre even more money

What would make anyone think that Brett Favre is going to be swayed by money?  I'm not saying that a bump of 50% in salary isn't enticing, but what has Favre done or said in the last few years to make anyone think this is the golden ticket to get him back on board.  If Favre wants to play ball, he'll let Brad Childress and the Vikings upper management know in the next week or so as training camp winds down and he'll show up in shape and ready to go.  Otherwise, he'll walk away from the money and "fade" into the sunset.

Could columnists and beat reporters do their job a little better than this?  Why doesn't anyone post quotes or off-the-record comments that indicate why Vikings think that a pay raise is the carrot to dangle in front of the Favre-donkey to get him to move in their direction.  Otherwise, you're just throwing a Favre story online to grab some page visits and readers.

Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:20 am

Vikings offer Favre even more money

If I was a Vikings fan, I would be upset to find out that Minnesota didn't offer more money to Farve. Without him, the Vikings might not make the playoffs. With him, they could go to the Super Bowl. Period.

Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:17 am

Vikings offer Favre even more money

Please let the man stay retired already. Enough with the retire, un-retired drama.. be hurt, heal and stay retired for once!

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2010 10:14 am

Why offer more money?

The "reports" state that Favre doesn't want to return due to his injury and the everyday wear and tear on his body. If he can't play, offering more money won't fix the fact that he can't perform.

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