Sac-religious? Absolutely, and Dom will be seizing in his cubicle when he reads this, but give me B. Fav-ray any day over the mess that is Rex.
I've been playing devil's advocate over this for a little while because as a Bears fan you cannot like anything about the Packers- and trust me those cheese head contraptions make me have to look away I'm so embarrassed for Packers fans, but Brett Favre is great, and I believe will still be great and if he were to get traded to Chicago, I think it'd be great.
Here's where my wish- washing comes into play, the Packers have committed to Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback and are not considering Favre.
I get that, I think that when he retired they had to "pick up the pieces" and move on, and they moved on with Rodgers ( who is handling this situation with grace and class), Rodgers doesn't deserve to have this opportunity taken away from him because Favre changed his mind. Yet, Favre says that he was never fully committed to retiring but felt pressure from the organization- ugh he's pulling at my older adult glory complex.
Favre then goes on to admit that he doesn't feel welcomed in Green Bay, I can only assume this means by the organization because I'm sure there are 100,000 cheese loving Brett-Head's that would run naked through the streets of Green Bay in January to see their hero back on Lambeau field.
I feel sorry for the guy- I can't help it; he feels pressure to make a decision on retiring, he makes the wrong one, he wants to play again, he's a legend in Green Bay, he loves his fans and he wants to play there for the organization that made him great, but yet the Packers don't want him- it's frustrating my brain.
Next, and this is where my loyalty goes to team Brett- the Packers come out and offer Favre 20 million to stay retired or say that they are considering taking a deal with one of their NFC North rivals most likely the Minnesota Vikings or the Chicago Bears... if all else fails to trade him. This is after they wanted to send him to the T.B. Bucs or the New York Jets.
Let me brake it down for you Mark Murphy Brett Favre is old school, he doesn't wear bling he doesn't have stashes of guns and drugs he is a good old boy from Hattiesburg Mississippi and he wants to stay in Wisconsin. Send him to Tampa, he's gotta learn Floridian culture, he's not old enough to sit in a nursing home and he's not young enough to go clubbing- he doesn't fit in. New York, maybe the Giants but the Jets... no where near good enough for him, come on. Minnesota? Wasn't it not long ago that the Vikings crew was getting busted on a boat with copious amounts of alcohol and strippers- not for Favre.
I think Brett Favre deserves respect, he earned it he should get it. This isn't a Karl Malone, Gary Patton type situation where they play their whole careers in one place and move to Los Angeles to win a Championship, the man just wants to play football, and trying to give him 20 million to stay retired is a slap in the face.
My solution, bring him to the Bears. I love it- it's a great idea, put Rex back on the bench that he should have never left and left Favre have his glory. We might need to stroke Urlacher's ego more this season because God knows he has a super hero complex, but we can do it and we might actually do something productive. Favre would still be in the NFC North, he'd still be in the mid west and he's familiar with Chicago.
My inner devil is silenced, I feel at peace with this thought. Favre in Chicago ' 08
Dom you can now stop seizing.