Brett Favre Ankle Surgery: Should the Vikings Have Had a Better Backup Plan?

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Beaten and broken, Brett Favre limped off the Superdome field after several vicious hits by New Orleans' rabid front seven.
Bobby McCray came in low for a hit on Favre that twisted his ankle late in the third quarter of January's NFC Championship game against the Saints. Team doctors began looking at the injured left ankle of the old gunslinger, who stayed true to form and played through it.
What they didn't know, though, was that the ankle would require surgery to repair.
In fact, no one knew that until this morning, when the news broke.
Plenty of talented quarterbacks hit the free-agent wire, others were traded, Jimmy Clausen plummeted into the second round of the draft, and, all the while, the Vikings didn't budge.
Either the club is supremely confident in incumbent backups Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson, or they just simply misjudged the situation beyond reasonable measure.
They didn't want to upset the drama queen by drafting a quarterback, but d...

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