Assume Brett Favre Will Be Playing In 2010
By Fanspeak Contributing Writer Geoff Nelowet
It was funny seeing Sears commercials with Brett Favre wallowing in uncertainty over which television to purchase. Those commercials pointed to the outward indecisiveness Favre exhibited over the last few off seasons, but Sears, as they poke fun at Favre,got it all wrong. Favre has yet to be uncertain about anything. In fact, I would go as far as to say that recently Favre has known his decision on retiring months in advance. Here’s why:
Professional football players don’t like to go to training camp. Favre knows that he can stay “indecisive” until the middle of the preseason – just enough time for him to get back in gear without laboring through grueling summer two-a-days. Give him credit – he plays his cards right.
As for this coming season, there shouldn’t be much doubt as to whether Favre is coming back simply because he is publicly considering it. But if that’s not enough, consider these factors:
-He has said that he’s in good shape and is capable of playing at a high level
-He has said that he would love to defeat the New Orleans Saints in week 1
-He just came off the best statistical year of his career
-He will be paid $13 million in 2010
-His teammates still somehow like him
It seems like a pretty clear decision for Favre that shouldn’t take the average human months to deliberate over. Who knows, maybe this year he’ll mix things up and show up before week 1 of the preseason. Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: Favre will be playing football in 2010.