Brett Favre would love to return for a 20th season. NFL Network’s Scott Hanson would love to avoid Mississippi this summer.
Do not expect a resolution on either anytime soon.
Favre was at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. And when he was not spotted on camera laughing at host Seth Meyer‘s hilarious monologue, or accepting an award for the year’s best play — the last-second touchdown pass he threw to Greg Lewis to lift the Vikings in Week 3 against the 49ers — Favre talked to ESPN3 about his future (via the Star Tribune):
On whether he is 100 percent healthy: “I guess at 40 I may never be. I’m not getting any younger but I am working hard trying to feel as best I can. Last year I felt great. My arm was totally different than it was the year before and that made my decision a little bit easier. But we’ll see.” …
“It starts with the ankle. This coming Friday will be eight weeks [since the surgery] and I had hoped it would be a little bit better. I can walk fine but you don’t walk in football. Then it kind of works from there up. If you wake up in the morning and your feet hurt, it kind of makes the rest of your body hurt and if you’ve been sacked 700 times that usually adds to it. It’s a great football team, I know that now, I knew it last year, who would love to have me come play. I would love to play and be the best I could possibly be and that’s really what I’m working towards right now.”
The Vikings open training camp on July 30, but Favre is not expected to make a decision before the team returns from Mankato, Minn., on Aug. 12.