Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Well, that was quick.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that former Packers QB Brett Favre may not be a "former" Packers quarterback for much longer.

Mort says Favre has contacted Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to express an interest in playing this season.
Favre has communicated his potential desire to coach Mike McCarthy but talks have not advanced to a substantive stage, a Packers source said. ...Another source conceded Favre was "getting the itch" to play football in 2008. However, Favre's agent downplayed the likelihood that the quarterback could un-retire or that he was prepared to report to camp July 28. "As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," James "Bus" Cook, Favre's agent, said.
Evidently, Favre has the "itch". He's not the first athlete, and he won't be the last.

What should the Packers do? The answer is obvious.

Aaron Rodgers is the starting quarterback. Move on.

And, yes, I'm serious. Aaron Rodgers is the starting quarterback. Entertain trade talk for Favre if he's serious, and open the bidding only to AFC West and AFC East teams.

(Why those two divisions? Because it will be at least 2010 before the Packers play the AFC East again in the regular season, and 2011 before they see the AFC West, assuming the current rotation continues. They play the AFC South this year, and draw the AFC North next year.)

(Thanks, FanHouse and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel!)

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