Favre for MVP?


I have my problems with the guys at, the widely-read NFL gossip site. They irresponsibly suggested that Al Harris may have tried to injure Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson to collect on a so-called “bounty.” (In fact, Harris would have been the one to pay the “bounty.”)

But their take on Favre is worth noting. If memory serves, these guys were among the loudest voices in the “Favre Should Retire” brigade last winter/spring.

In a year that started with the media’s face stapled to Peyton Manning’s rear end and is ending with the media nuzzling Tom Brady’s baby-making equipment, veteran quarterback Brett Favre has swooped in and swiped the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award. Favre never achieved this honor during any of his three MVP seasons. And he’s only the fourth quarterback to take home the hardware — if the prize actually entails any. The other winners were Terry Bradshaw (with Willie Stargell) in 1979, Joe Montana in 1990, and Tom Brady in 2005. With the Patriots suddenly not as dominant as they recently were, Favre could be seriously in the running for his fourth league MVP trophy.


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2 Responses to “ Favre for MVP?”

  1. Brady is MVP Says:

    No way! this is Brady’s year for MVP, how can it not be?

    Tom Brady was SI’s sportsman of the year in 2005 with No regular season MVP, why should that be any different than this year?

  2. awhayes Says:

    I agree with you – Brady is the MVP this year. I think my brother’s post of this comment was done more to point out that is often quite inconsistent (saying Favre was horrible before the season and now wanting him to be MVP). Both of us agree that right now, Brady is the clear front-runner for MVP – he has had an incredible year. I had written a post a while back stating the same (that Brady is the lead candidate for MVP so far), but arguing that at the least, Favre must be a part of the discussion.

    We Packer fans love Favre, but even our bias can’t cloud what Brady has done. But I think the Sportsman of the Year award, as I understand it, is for achievements both on and off the field. Favre has gone way out of his way to give back and I think he is very much deserving of this award.

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