Analysis on Favre's Re-Retirement: Lance Allan
TODAY'S TMJ4 and the Packers Radio Network's Lance Allan chimed in with his thoughts about the re-retirement of Brett Favre.
On whether Brett really is retiring:
"At this point, after last year you have to believe it's true because Brett Favre looked like a guy who was worn out, who looked tired. I would think this is probably it.
"He started off in a blaze of glory. He stared off looking pretty good, especially with a six-touchdown game against the Super Bowl runner-up Cardinals.
"When you get to a certain age, your body starts to wear down.
"He didn't train to get ready for an NFL season. Yeah, he threw some passes at his old high school, took some high school players and ran the steps, but that is by no means getting ready for an NFL season.
"You hesitate on this a little bit, because of what happened last year, and just the other aspect of him wanting to play for the Vikings and stick it to the Packers, so to speak.
"My indication is that the only way that would happen is if the Jets release him. If they traded him to the Vikings, it would cost the Jets a first round pick, and that's just not going to happen.
On what would motivate him to come back, specifically if he could got to the Vikings:
"That's always been a valid thing. He obviously has felt spurned by the Packers, felt a little bit betrayed. One of the options was the Vikings. All they needed was a pretty good quarterback. All they needed was a pretty good defense. They've got a lot of decent players. They just need a good running back.
"What better way to make your old team pay is play them twice a year? The Vikings seem to be one of those teams. They made the playoffs last year. They're pretty close. I definitely think there would be some validity to that if he got released.
"It seems like a retirement situation. Maybe, it's a power play, maybe a game is being played. We don't know at this point, but it would be very, very curious to see what the Jets' next move is.
"If they put him on a reserved, retired list, there's nothing that 'Bus' Cook and Brett Favre can do. If they outright release him, then it's game on.
"I think when we played out all these scenarios last year, with Brett in a Vikings uniform, with Brett in a Bears uniform, which I didn't believe was going to happen at all, it just seems weird. It just seems so out of place, but then again, it almost seemed out of place to see Brett in a Jets uniform and it happened.