Brett Favre: History Says Minnesota Vikings Should’ve Let Him Retire

October 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the third week of the 2010 preseason, I wrote this piece about the possibility of Brett Favre's return turning out to be a disappointment for all parties involved. It now appears, to the chagrin of Vikings fans, that I may have been right.
Five weeks into the season, the Vikings are sitting at 1-3 after a disappointing loss on Monday Night Football. The game sealing pick six that Favre threw at the end of the contest prompted me to revisit this article, and it appears to be even more relevant now than it was at the time I wrote it originally. So for those of you who missed it the first time around, here is what history said about this move.
Prior to the 2009 season, the Minnesota Vikings pulled out all the stops to get Brett Favre into the fold. He signed a two-year contract, and after last season it appeared to be a great move for the organization.
Brett lead the Vikings to the NFC championship game in 2009. The Vikings had a chance to win the game in overtim...

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