Domo over at Eagletarian posted an article earlier today regarding the possible return of the quarterback-who-just-won’t-go-away – Brett Favre. He thinks the Eagles should be afraid if Fav-re trots his washed-up self under center for the Vikings. Respectfully, I disagree.
Brett Favre is done. I don’t care how he played early in 2008 for the Jets. I care how he finished down the stretch. He looked like what he is: a once great quarterback who can no longer cut it at age 40. His body has endured 16 seasons of punishment. His arm strength has decreased and his reflexes have dulled. Shoulder and elbow injuries still linger.
Let him come back. He shouldn’t scare any legit contender, especially the Eagles. He has a 2-5 record (including playoffs) against Jim Johnson’s defense. In those games, he’s thrown 12 interceptions and has been sacked 19 times. And that’s when he was in his prime. If anything, the Birds should be salivating to play old-man Favre.
Okay, he’ll have Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Ahman Green was damn good in his day with the Packers and the Eagles still handled Favre just fine. What about Bernard Berrian and rookie pothead Percy Harvin? Sorry, but neither is close to the receivers Favre had in Green Bay.
If Favre does return, his sole purpose will be to exact some sort of misguided vengeance against Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy. Does he really care about winning another Super Bowl? I doubt it very seriously. His motivations in 2009 will have little to do wins and losses, except for two meetings with the Pack. Is that what the Vikings want? A broken-down legend who will be pumped for only two games all season? If so, have at him Minnesota. Just don’t puff out your chests thinking the rest of the NFC will be quakin’ in their cleats.