As we enter day number 4,320 of the Brett Favre Saga in Green Bay, all signs are starting to point to Favre not playing for the Green Bay Packers this season. Sure, he’s in camp with them, but he doesn’t want to be there and they don’t want him there. It’s kind of like when you break up with a girl, and even though both of you know you’re better off without each other, you keep sleeping together until something better comes along.
It seems that Brett has had an epiphany, though, because after talking to head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson the grizzled vet is finally realizing he may become a distraction in Packers camp. (In other news, Paris Hilton just realized she has no talent.) You know, because this story and his on again-off again retirement dance hasn’t already been one. Brett’s also ready to admit that he’s just not as good as the one called Aaron Rodgers.
From FOX SPORTS’ Jay Glazer:
The two sides are expected to meet again in the morning as they try to work toward a solution palatable to both sides. However, one detail FOXSports.com gathered from the meeting was Favre’s insistence that he did not want his presence to destroy the team’s chemistry. In fact, Favre was adamant that he wanted to do what was in the best interest of the locker room and admitted this distraction was not what his teammates needed.
Another agreement from the meeting was that, despite reports to the contrary, there would not be an open quarterback competition as even Favre felt this would not be in the best interests of the locker room. Thus, Aaron Rodgers is the team’s starting quarterback.
I hope you all realize that this is nothing but a bunch of bull. Favre could care less about being a distraction to the Packers, and nothing has changed. This is just a new way for Brett to tell the team to trade him or release him, that’s it. He still wants to go to Minnesota or Chicago, and the Packers still want him to go away, or at least play outside the division with the New York Jets or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Good luck trying to spin this one, Ari.