Profootballtalk is reporting that the Packers offered Favre 3 teams to be traded to and Favre declined each one. So, according to their “source”, Favre appears to be letting go now and headed toward real retirement.
It’s interesting – a coworker (a very knowledgeable female Packer fan by the way – something I think is unique and great about the Packers: the fact that they have such a large female fan base but better still, that it is an incredibly knowledgeable female fan base) and I were talking the other day and she pointed out that she hasn’t been convinced by Favre’s expressions of his desire to return to football. Me neither. She pointed out that even when Greta asked him point blank if he were ready to return 100%, he gave a somewhat evasive answer – though he eventually did say yes.
I agree with her. Throughout all of this, it has seemed as though Favre maybe just had a point to make. I told my coworker that I almost wonder if Favre was so irritated with Ted Thompson not just because he did feel pressure from TT to hang it up but also because of the other issues apparently between them, that Favre felt the need to make their conflict public. While doing this seemed uncharacteristic of Favre (and I would guess he’s regretting that decision as it has backfired), I do wonder if that is part of what happened here. I’ll go so far as to say I don’t think he was ever really convinced he wanted to comeback himself, and I think Packers management sniffed that out starting months ago.
As profootballtalk points out, I am curious to see what might happen should Rodgers get injured or another prominent team (like the Cowboys or New Orleans) have a major QB injury and come calling for Favre’s services. I could see if it were a season-ending injury, a team like the Cowboys might make a ridiculous offer that would leave TT with little choice. But I can also see Favre just retiring now. We’ll see.