Brett Favre will be back.
No, I don’t have any concrete reports on his decision to return for another NFL season. Just call it a gut instinct. If I had a fantasy draft tomorrow, I wouldn’t hesitate to take him.
Why am I so confident?
Well, maybe it’s the fact that Favre had offseason surgery to repair his injured ankle. If he wasn’t planning on coming back, why would he have had the procedure? Or maybe it was his quote earlier this spring that he’d like to get another crack at the New Orleans Saints.
You know, the same Saints team that beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.
Favre also continues to throw to receivers at a local high school. His teammate, Tarvaris Jackson, seems to agree with me on Favre’s short-term future.
“He ain’t working out for no reason,” Jackson said recently. “I welcome him back.”
The final reason I think Favre will be back in purple is the talented players around him. From Adrian Peterson to Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin and Visanthe Shiancoe, the offense is absolutely loaded.
We all know how much Favre loves to throw the football, and he’s likely to find success again given the talent at his disposal. He also has the advantage of facing a schedule that ranks as one of the easiest among fantasy quarterbacks.
Favre faces great matchups against the Bears (2), Lions (2), Giants, Eagles, Cardinals and Dolphins. He also has his former team, the Green Bay Packers, twice. In two games against Green Bay last season, he threw for a combined 515 yards and seven touchdowns.
If all of these reasons aren’t enough to make you as confident as I am that Favre will return, also keep in mind that he’s due to make $13 million this season.
That’s a lot of riding lawnmowers, my friends.
Favre, who finished third in fantasy points on NFL.com last season behind only Chris Johnson and Aaron Rodgers, has at least one more run in him. And if he returns, as I think he will, the future Hall of Famer will remain one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy football.