NFL.com senior columnist Thomas George reported Monday that people close to Brett Favre believed the retired quarterback would decide by Friday whether or not he would play for the Vikings next season. But the Vikings now might have to wait longer, George reported Thursday, because Favre likely needs more time to make a decision.
Favre, who called it quits last offseason before deciding to return to the NFL, is having a tough time determining if he wants to put off his retirement yet another year to join the Vikings.
Favre was traded to the Jets last year after spending 16 years in Green Bay. New York started out strong, leading the AFC East with an 8-3 record at one point, but as Favre suffered through a biceps injury, his play tailed off over the final five weeks and the Jets careened to the finish, missing the playoffs with a 9-7 mark.
Apparently, Favre is concerned enough about wearing down again this coming season that it’s giving him pause. Additionally, coming back with Minnesota would involve uprooting his family yet again.
This much is certain: Favre eventually will announce whether or not he will play a 19th NFL season. When he will make that announcement isn’t so certain.