Brett Favre Retires from Minnesota Vikings, Leaves Door Open for Packers

August 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Word has just leaked that Brett Favre has decided to retire from the NFL, leaving the Minnesota Vikings scrambling to fill their QB hole, as reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Fox Sports.
Most of the media will celebrate Favre, as they should.
But after all that dust settles, Favre's retirement will have a huge impact on the NFL, specifically the NFC North race.
He may have been an old man, but Favre led the Vikings to the NFC Championship last season. So, his void will greatly affect the playoff picture.
Ironically, his retirement may help his old team, the Green Bay Packers, more than anyone else.
The Packers have been on the verge of breaking through as of late, as Favre’s replacement, Aaron Rodgers, has come into his own as an elite NFL quarterback.
The defense has also grown a lot lately, led by last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, Charles Woodson.
But perhaps the biggest roadblock to the Packers’ success was none...

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