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News » Vikings coach Brad Childress reportedly ready to meet with ex-Packer Brett Favre


Vikings coach Brad Childress reportedly ready to meet with ex-Packer Brett Favre


Vikings coach Brad Childress reportedly ready to meet with ex-Packer Brett Favre
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre might make another encore, only this time in purple.


ESPN reported that Vikings coach Brad Childress is planning to meet with Favre this week, and a person with knowledge of the situation told the Pioneer Press that the Vikings are talking about meeting with the former Green Bay Packers star.

Childress indicated Friday that the Vikings would talk about Favre. "We talk about everything," he said. Both he and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who was Favre's quarterbacks coach for three seasons, have friendly relationships with Favre.

Indications Tuesday evening were that Childress might already have left the Twin Cities for the meeting with Favre at an unknown location.

A Vikings spokesman and Favre's agent, Bus Cook, did not return phone messages seeking comment.

There are several unknowns and obstacles, but salary cap space isn't one of them.

With about $18 million in salary cap space, the Vikings have the flexibility to sign Favre, who was scheduled to make $13 million in 2009.

A deal could hinge on two key issues: Favre proving he's healthy and prepared to jump on board immediately to acclimate himself to the Vikings' offense.

Last year, after 16 seasons in Green Bay, Favre tearfully retired in March at the Packers' headquarters.

But after he flew to Green Bay to report to training camp, the Packers pressed to trade him. On Aug. 7, they sent him to the New York Jets for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2009 NFL draft that became a third-rounder.

Favre was introduced at a news conference just before the Jets' exhibition opener against the Cleveland Browns and started all 16 regular-season games. He helped the team get off to a strong start, but, limited by a biceps injury, he struggled in the final five games, passing for nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

For the season, Favre led the league with 22 interceptions, and his passer rating of 81.0 was 21st in the NFL.

Just 1-4 during that final stretch, the Jets finished a disappointing 9-7.

Favre declined to have surgery on the torn biceps tendon, and, according to reports, he has not been working out.

According to ESPN's report, Favre is expected to make a decision shortly after meeting with Childress.

It is unclear whether the Vikings or Favre initiated the meeting.

The Vikings have been linked to Favre for about a year. The connection was heightened in mid-July when the Packers reportedly filed tampering charges against the Vikings , alleging improper communication between Bevell and Favre. The league eventually ruled there was no tampering.

In trading him to the Jets, the Packers included clauses to ensure Favre wasn't traded to the Vikings or any other NFC North club, or the Jets would have had to surrender three first-round picks.

In late February, the Vikings traded a fourth-round draft choice to the Houston Texans for veteran quarterback Sage Rosenfels. The club then signed Rosenfels, who was scheduled to make $1.3 million in 2009, to a two-year extension that guarantees him $5 million.

After releasing Gus Frerotte, who rallied the Vikings to a playoff berth last season, the Vikings penciled in Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson as the quarterbacks who would vie for the starting spot during training camp.

Favre clearly would change the depth chart. The question is, for how long?

Favre will turn 40 in October, and he further risks tarnishing his legacy. He could follow in the footsteps of Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath, who finished their careers respectively and unimpressively with the San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.

Too, Favre could completely alienate Packers fans and team executives who last year offered him a 10-year, $20 million marketing deal to serve as an ambassador to the franchise.

For the Vikings , though, Favre could pay his own salary.

After struggling to sell out games last season, the Vikings certainly would get a spike in ticket sales and invigorate a large number of fans who believed the team needed a bigger upgrade at quarterback than Rosenfels. In addition, the team would benefit from Favre merchandise sales.

With $18 million in salary cap space, the Vikings could get creative in signing him and still have plenty of room to make other moves.

Once again, Favre and Cook are orchestrating an offsesaon media circus. On May 1, Cook indicated to FanHouse.com that there wasn't interest in his client and that he was not returning.

"As far as I'm concerned, stick a fork in him," Cook said.

In a statement after the Jets released him, Favre said, "At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to Football."



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Added: May 6, 2009

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