Vikings coach Brad Childress raised eyebrows last year when he picked up newly acquired Brett Favre at the airport after the quarterback signed with the team. Childress’ move could be seen as symbolic, as it likely saved his job.
Favre should return the favor if Randy Moss is traded to the Vikings. Not because Favre’s job is on the line. But this Favre sequel has become somewhat of a joke. (Like the Police Academy movies when Matt McCoy replaced Steve Guttenberg.) But the arrival of Moss would not only likely save the Vikings’ season, but Favre might actually become fantasy relevant again.
Hey, stranger things have happened.
Favre could be in a situation where he was once throwing to Bernard Berrian and Greg Camarillo, to having an embarrassment of riches. Because Moss could be paired with Sidney Rice, who could eventually return from his hip injury.
But the biggest beneficiary in this scenario could be Adrian Peterson. The Vikings seem intent on ruining AD’s career by putting him on a pace to reach 370 carries. A balanced offense would decrease Peterson’s attempts, yet he still would be just as effective because teams actually will have to cover the Vikings’ receivers for a change.
And really — this goes beyond just fantasy — isn’t it wonderful to have some real football trades as the Oct. 19 deadline approaches? How many times do you hear about these possible deals that never seem to happen. Yet Marshawn Lynch was traded from the Bills to the Seahawks on Tuesday. Edge was traded from RAW to SmackDown. Maybe Chargers general manager A.J. Smith will be compelled to deal Vincent Jackson. But alas, that seems like a real fantasy.
— Adam Rank