considering comeback, Packers source claims
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is considering a
comeback, a team source was quoted by ESPN. According to the
unnamed source, Brett Favre is ready to ditch retirement and
report to training camp with the Packers later this month.
"As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until
he tells me something different, that's what it is," his
agent James Cook shut down the comeback rumors. Brett Favre has
two years remaining on his contract at an average of about $12.5
million per season. His salary is not currently counting toward
the salary cap because the Packers placed him on the
reserve-retired list. But according to reports, the Packers
would be quite reluctant to allow the 38-year-old quarterback
back on the roster.
"Aaron [Rodgers] is our quarterback.
Brett's retired. But if he wanted to come back, there would be
some guys who wouldn't mind it. I would welcome him back with
open arms," Cornerback Al Harris said on ESPN's NFL Live.
Harris also added that Brett Favre also made similar comments to
him. At this time Favre has not publicly addressed the comeback
rumors. Odds on Favre's possible comeback are in the works, stay
Brett Favre retired on March 4th, 2008,
following a 17-year-long football career, almost exclusively
with the Green Bay Packers (1991 with the Falcons). "Nobody
pushed Brett Favre out the door but then nobody encouraged him
not to go out that door either. I don't think he had a lot of
encouragement to stay, but nobody told him to leave either,"
his agent was quoted at the time of the retirement announcement.
Cook also said that he believed that Favre had not gotten the
impression from the Packers that they wanted him back. Although
Favre stated that he had been willing to play another year, he
felt that another season would only be successful if he led his
team to another Super Bowl victory.