Ahhhh, Brett Favre. I don’t want to get into a retrospective of his career just yet, until we find out for sure whether he’s going to come back and do this again this season. But I think he’s working diligently to try to come back over the last three games, and I think he’s doing it with the full support of head coach Leslie Frazier.
Remember, when Frazier took the job, his first announcement was that Favre was going to be his quarterback. There was no room for waffling. It was equivocal. It was done. Frazier fully believed that Favre gave his team its best chance to win.
What did we see Monday night out of Tarvaris Jackson? While it might not have been a fair opportunity, he didn’t come through. If you’re Frazier, you’re trying to win games and make yourself the best possible candidate to keep the job as head coach of the Vikings.
Frazier will want to play the best guy. In his mind, that’s Favre.
Of course, this all hinges on Favre being healthy, which is still a huge question. But if he is, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him.
I don’t think Favre wants to go out the way he did against the Bills. I think he’d like to come back and play at least one more game — and play it well — on his way out the door.