There’s more than enough to talk about Brett Favre right now, ranging from off-the-field allegations to 500 career touchdown passes. But one item — one that will have a lasting impact on how his season plays out — that might not be getting enough play is Favre’s health.
It was obvious to anyone watching Monday night that Favre was bothered by his elbow tendinitis. He was seen grabbing at his right elbow after several throws. While Favre drilled some throws, he missed on others, and finished with a 41.2 percent completion percentage.
Is the injury limiting his effectiveness? Favre fully admitted it’s the worst he’s felt following the game, even if he refuses to use it as an excuse.
“This is probably the worst it’s felt in four games,” he told reporters. “I missed some throws the last drive, that I think I make in my sleep. Really, I think, the last two drives.”
He was then asked if it was because of his arm.
“I’m not going to sit here and make excuses,” he said. “I missed them. I felt like I should have made them. … Once again, I don’t want to make any excuses. I have a little bit of tendinitis in it, but I also made some pretty good throws tonight, too. I can’t sit here and say tendinitis caused me to miss however many throws. It doesn’t feel as good as it did after Detroit. But I should have made some of those throws.”
– Frank Tadych