The NFL lockout is about to end, training camps are about to open and that means only one thing: it’s time to talk about Brett Favre.
Frankly, this time, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is mostly to blame after this Sunday morning tweet: “I would be honored to have Brett Farve [sic] as a backup. That will be amazing learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career.”
Vick later deleted the tweet — and you have to admit you’d love to see Favre’s face when he read the the word “backup.” Vick, asked about the tweet by Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, smiled and said someone else tweeted it.
Jeff McLane of Philly.com reported that Favre-in-Philly is far-fetched, according to team and NFL sources. One Eagles source said it was the longest of longshots. Another told McLane that “a lot of things would need to fall into place.”
Bus Cook, agent for the 41-year-old, presently retired Favre, used the word “speculation” to describe talk that Favre would return for his 21st NFL season. He added that no one has talked to him about a comeback and Favre “hasn’t talked to anyone else” about one.
Still, Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg were assistant coaches when Favre started his career in Green Bay. And, if you’re concerned that Favre wouldn’t be available for a full training camp, well, that’s never been a problem.