Brett Favre has not played a down of professional football since December 2010. He’s 48 years old and seems to be enjoying the retired life as a product pitchman for jeans, razor blades and, most recently, high-end coolers. Nevertheless, his name came up about as soon as the Packers got the bad news about quarterback Aaron Rodgers’s busted collarbone, but at this point, nearly seven years from his last NFL game, it has to be a joke, right?
Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, for one, seems pretty serious about it, saying Favre is a better option than Colin Kaepernick.
“He looks really good, he knows the playbook, he knows the city. I think Brett would be a better fit than Colin Kaepernick. Brett Favre is the best decision for the Packers,” Finley told TMZ.
Kaepernick wouldn’t fly in Green Bay, according to Finley.
“That would never happen in the state of Wisconsin,” he said.
For the record, Favre says he’s retired for good. Brett Hundley will be the Packers’ quarterback on Sunday against the Saints.