For a month Brett Favre has maintained that he just wants to return to the Packers and chance to compete to be the starter at quarterback. And for a month he has thrown the team into chaos to get what he wants. And now that Mike McCarthy has essentially given him what he wants, Favre has changed his mind. Again.
“Mike told me, hey, we’re a better team with you on it but wanted to know if I have a problem with an open competition,” Favre said. “I don’t have a problem with competing — you know that, but Aaron should be the starter right now because he’s been out here all this time. This is more than about an open competition and I can do that, absolutely, but this is going to be mass confusion and that’s not good for this team.
So now he’s concerned about the team? Does he expect anyone — even the most diehard Favre lover — to believe his nonsense?
Here is what he said to Greta Van Susteren two weeks ago, when she said “I take it you like being a Packer.”
I can’t imagine being with anyone else, or haven’t envisioned being with someone else. That has always been my focus. As I said then, I will say now, really as I’ve said my whole career, playing in Green Bay is … there is nothing like it. There is nothing like that. It’s one of those things, it was destiny. A kid from south Mississippi, a lot like Bart Starr. Who would have ever thought that I would go to Green Bay and have the career I had?
And it’s unfortunate that it’s come to this. I’m sure there are a lot of fans that are thinking, from what they’ve heard, that Brett is a traitor, he wants to go play elsewhere. That’s not true. I was told that playing in Green Bay was not an option. Regardless of what you hear from up there. I’m not making it up. I was told that playing in Green Bay was not an option. Then I was told that we can’t envision you playing for another team as well.
Got that? You fans who thought — “Brett is a traitor, he wants to go play elsewhere” — Favre thinks you’re stupid. And now, by his own account, the Packers have offered to open up the quarterback competition which Favre, by his own account, would win — and he doesn’t want to do it.
And then, in the very same interview, he reiterates his desire to play for the Minnesota Vikings or the Chicago Bears.
Good riddance, Brett. Good riddance.