Favre to compete for starting job!


This is worth a full read: It comes from Silverstein, so we know it reflects packer thinking…

Green Bay — The Green Bay Packers are through negotiating with quarterback Brett Favre on a marketing deal and they are anticipating him reporting for training camp Monday and being on the field as soon as he passes his physical, a Packers source said.

Another source close to the club, said that the Packers have agreed to allow Favre to compete with Aaron Rodgers for the starting job and he won’t necessarily be the backup this season. Trade talks with Favre have not advanced and coach Mike McCarthy is expected to come up with a plan that will split the practice repetitions with Rodgers.

The Packers released this statement from president Mark Murphy:

“Sixteen years after Brett Favre came to the Packers, he is returning for a seventeenth season. He has had a great career with our organization and although we built this year around the assumption that Brett meant what he said about retiring, Brett is coming back. We will welcome him back and turn this situation to our advantage.

“Frankly, Brett’s change of mind put us in a very difficult spot. We now will revise many actions and assumptions about our long-term future, all predicated on Brett’s decision last March to retire. As a result of his decision, we invested considerably in a new and different future without Brett and we were obviously moving in that direction. That’s why this wasn’t easy. Having crossed the Rubicon once when Brett decided to retire, it’s very difficult to reorient our plans and cross it again in the opposite direction – but we’ll put this to our advantage.

“Brett will be in camp tomorrow. Although there has been uncertainty regarding Brett’s return, Ted Thompson and Coach McCarthy had previously discussed this and have had a plan in place. Coach McCarthy will talk to the team and the quarterbacks about the plan moving forward, and after he has done that we will share it publicly.

“No matter what, I look forward to another successful season for the Packers and our fans. This has been a tough situation, but the Packers will make the most of it.”

McCarthy is expected to address the quaerterback situation after the scrimmage tonight.


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4 Responses to “Favre to compete for starting job!”

  1. Ron La Canne Says:

    Much like resolving the Grant holdout, why in the hell did it take this long to put a stop to this foolishness? This could have happened the day before the Greta interview. The Green Bay Packer Organization has been made a monumental laughing stock. Thompson is mister tough guy going in, but when the rubber hits the road, he melts like a sugar cookie in a thunderstorm.

    I suggest the Executive Committee meet in emergency session ASAP. Keep Thompson and Ball away from any and all player negotiations. Please!

  2. Bill Walsh Says:

    My God, can it be sanity has prevailed?! I’d hoped so, but I wouldn’t have bet that way as recently as a day or two ago…

  3. Jim S. Says:

    I guess the curse of Brett Lorenzo Favre has been stayed for at least a season

  4. lostinutah Says:


    Welcome Back, BLF. Good luck, A-Rod and the ENTIRE Packer family.

    I mean it.

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