Brett Favre Speaks

Jun 15, 2009

Brett Favre finally spoke on HBO’s Joe Buck Live.  He didn’t come out and say he is going to be the QB for the Vikings, but it’s pretty obvious (actually it’s been for a while) that if his biceps tendon is healed enough for him to throw without pain, Brett Favre will be the next Minnesota Vikings QB.  If not, he’ll stay retired…for this year anyway.

So as you begin to assess your fantasy football rankings you may as well work under the assumption that Brett Favre is going to be the Vikings QB.  At this stage in his career I would only trust Favre as a backup fantasy QB.  If and when he signs Bernard Berrian should get a minor bump.  He loves to throw the deep ball and Berrian would love to have a QB that could actually deliver an accurate deep ball.  Sidney Rice could be a guy Favre chucks it up to in the end zone so he has some fantasy relevance.  Bobby Wade and Percy Harvin should contribute in the slot.  Of the two, I’d probably take Percy first since he is more explosive and could get some time in the Wildcat.  Brett Favre has been fantasy friendly to Tight Ends in recent years so Visanthe Shiancoe would hold his value.

At least we have an unofficial, official statement regarding Favre’s future so you can play your fantasy team accordingly.

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20 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    June 16th, 2009 at 5:31 am #

    If he plays, I’ll have to be desperate to take him.

  2. LestersLegends
    June 16th, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    If I get a solid QB, ignore a backup until late, and he’s available, I’d grab him.

  3. Rad
    June 16th, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    This story just won’t die. I think he’s definitely coming back, but your right that I would only take him as a very late round backup QB if I do pick him up at all. If he struggles, do you think they bench him for Rosenfels or are they forced to let him keep playing??

  4. LestersLegends
    June 16th, 2009 at 7:30 am #

    Hopefully this will put it to bed for a while. I hope they have the guts to bench him if they need to.

  5. Packer from Birth
    June 18th, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    Go for it Brett
    The Packers were dumb trading Brett
    I look forward to seeing Brett play till the day he dies
    Death on the frozen tunra in Green Bay during a GB/Vik game would be a classic end for a classic GB player.

  6. Packer from Birth
    June 18th, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    A frozen Brett would get more pts than most QB’s in the leauge.

  7. LestersLegends
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:47 pm #

    Kind of a morbid thought, but it would be fitting for Brett.

  8. cindy degeneffe
    June 19th, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    I PERSONALLY FEEL BRETT HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO
    DO WHATEVER HE CHOOSES WITHOUT CRITISIZM. HE PUT
    GREEN BAY BACK ON THE MAP @ MADE FOOTBALL COME ALIVE
    AGAIN FOR TITLETOWN, WHERE IT HAD’NT BEEN FOR A LONG
    TIME! HE BROUGHT MANY VIEWERS ( MYSELF INCLUDED ) TO
    THE TELEVISION WEEKLY, JUST TO SEE WHAT UNORTHADOX
    MOVE HE WOULD MAKE NEXT. BEFORE BRETT I HAD LOST INTEREST
    WATCHING THE PACKERS PLAY, FOR QUITE SOME TIME.
    I SAY ” GO BRETT ” YOU’VE DONE YOUR JOB- NOW DO WHAT
    NEED TO DO!
    CINDY, FROM GREEN BAY

  9. LestersLegends
    June 19th, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    He does deserve that right, but he owed it to his teammates to let them know of his intentions. he was one of a team. An important part, yes, but still one of a team.

  10. jc
    June 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    I feel he has earned the right to play. The man has proved that beyond a doubt. No one was saying any thing when he threw a carrer best six touchdown passes against the cards last year and the cards went to the super bowl, or when they ousted the titans.Most of the jets players games improved when Favre came to the team.I will always be a packer fan but as long as Favre is around i will always be a favre fan first. He has brought so much to the league past, present, and hopefully the future. What else would you expect from the NFL’s true grit IRON MAN. Farve, give us a good 2-3 more years of highlights and appreciation for who you are and what you stand for as my HERO and an ICON to the N.F.L.

  11. LestersLegends
    June 28th, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    He has earned the right to play. He has the right to take some time to evaluate his career decision. He just has to keep in mind that there are other people on the football team that need to be considered before creating a media circus like he created last year. I think he’s been much better at laying low this year.

  12. Bill C.
    July 12th, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    Let Brett play and make a fool of himself as he limps off the field after one last pitiful performance. He won’t be remembered for anything other than waffling and his childish behavior and that is too bad as he has been a great player and leader in times past. He IS in it for the money, make no mistake!!!

  13. AD alive
    July 12th, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    Go favre. I would support a 90 year old brett favre if he still wants to play and I would buy a ticket to watch him play. HAHA. If he goes to Vikings, so do I as a fan. Go Vikings.

  14. LestersLegends
    July 12th, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Bill – I don’t think it the money. Media attention maybe, but not money.

  15. John Wood
    July 17th, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    People seem to forget. Jets were a 4 win team without Farve and a 9 win team with him and he did great,until he hurt his arm. Look at the stats both before and after his arm injury.

  16. LestersLegends
    July 17th, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    He needs to sit down if he can’t get the job done and not put his streak ahead of the team.

  17. mississippi cornbread
    July 18th, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    brett does not need no money, no fame , he already has it , with brett and the vikes superbowl bound, running game, defense, wild cat with harvin, and #4 at the helm wow priceless greenbay eat your heart out, sunday football is back

  18. LestersLegends
    July 18th, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    If he doesn’t try to do too much and let the running game do its thing, they could challenge for the SB.

  19. Donna K
    July 27th, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    Brett was born to lead a football team to exciting wins and will always take football to the edge and back. Favre is a Joe Montana, Joe Namath rolled into one. I will watch him play and will know when he runs out on the field he will make the game worth watching win or lose. Brett Favre, there is not subsitute.

  20. LestersLegends
    July 28th, 2009 at 5:32 am #

    He is an original, that’s for sure.

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