Brett Favre Returns To Minnesota Vikings: Why the Charade Needs To Stop

August 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a decision that surprised few, Brett Favre announced today that he would return to the Minnesota Vikings for what he called his final season.
It makes sense for Favre to return.
The Vikings were a Super Bowl contender last season before losing to the Saints in the NFC Championship game, and return with similar championship potential in 2010.
Returning to Minnesota certainly gives Favre the opportunity to end his career on a high note.  And there's little doubt that he can do it.  Favre had one of his best seasons in 2009, setting career highs in completion percentage (68.4) and quarterback rating (107.2.)
He also threw for 4,202 yards and and 33 touchdowns, with only seven interceptions.
By coming back Favre also will pocket $16.5 million, a figure that could reach $20 million if he meets each bonus requirement.  Although he has all the money he will ever need by now, a few exta million certainly never hurts.
So why should he ...

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