Reading news about Brett Favre is like watching a high school debate. As soon as someone says something, someone else is there to dispute it.
Earlier this week it was reported that Favre was given a deadline of the end of the week by the Minnesota Vikings. (Read the story HERE)
Now we’re seeing stories that no deadline was given, and that the first story was “made up”. (Read that article HERE)
I don’t know who to believe anymore when I read about Favre, but I would tend to lean toward the idea that there is NO deadline. I mean, come on… if Favre said next week that he wanted to play, do you think the Vikings are going to turn him down? If he says in the middle of July that he wants to play, do you think the Vikes are going to turn him down?
I could see the sense in the coaching staff implying there was a deadline, trying to hurry Brett along, but then again, that would be assuming that the coaching staff isn’t in constant contact with Favre.
Of course this is all speculation on my part, but after the reports came out this weekend that Favre has indeed had surgery on his shoulder, my guess is that the Vikings know exactly how far along Favre is, and they’ve already worked out a lot of factors and conditions and what not, and the only thing left for them to do is sign a contract.
But that’s just a guess.