Favre ready to resume his role as punch line

brettfavre2According to ESPN.com, Brett Favre has the itch to start playing football again, and the Minnesota Vikings may very well be the team to help him scratch that.

Favre was released by the New York Jets just one week ago after announcing his second retirement from football. His first retirement was a well-chronicled waffle fest that occurred during the 2008 offseason.

The Minnesota Vikings are in desperate need of a starting quarterback, with Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels set to battle for the right to throw the first pass of the regular season. Favre made it no secret in 2008 that he wanted to play with Minnesota, due to the proximity of the Vikings’ home stadium in Minneapolis to Favre’s residence in Green Bay, Wisconsion. Favre would likely command a relatively small salary, and from a Minnesota standpoint make for a perfect, low-risk investment.

On a personal note, I’d like to add that I hope Favre returns to football. As most of you know, we like to chronicle humorous stories here at Seattle Sportsnet, and that’s exactly what the former Packer QB is turning into. His stint with the Jets was anything but golden, and one can only imagine how a second unretirement would fare in the public spectrum. Especially with Minnesota set to take on the Green Bay Packers twice this year.

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