Checked in with Bus Cook, agent for Brett Favre, a few minutes ago. Sent him a pretty open-ended text: “Looking for any reliable Brett info you could offer.”
Cook’s response: “No news.”
I followed up by asking Cook if he anticipates any news on Favre possibly joining the Vikings coming today … and haven’t heard back. Will keep you posted if I do. (So, when it comes to Favre, even no news, by some standard I suppose, is news? Hard to keep track anymore).
My thought all along is that any timetable doesn’t really apply here. Vikings coaches know Favre knows the system inside out, and no one knows his body better than the QB himself. Even if it’s the second week of camp, and Favre decides he’s ready, he would be welcome in Minnesota. It wouldn’t be ideal, and certainly current Vikings QBs Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson wouldn’t be pleased — and, yes, it would be a hassle to have this hanging over the team.
But ultimately it’s about winning, and plenty of people on the staff are convinced that Favre, combined with that defense and running game, makes the Vikings a better team. Not that they can’t win with the other guys, but Favre provides an even better opportunity to get a ring.