Brett Favre A Minnesota Viking
Associated Press Video Highlights: Brett Favre arrived at a St. Paul airport and is seen in the video driving away with Minnesota coach Brad Childress.
see url EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre is coming back for more.The 39-year-old quarterback turned his back on retirement for the second time in as many years, agreeing Tuesday to play for the Vikings.
Favre took a morning flight on a team plane from Mississippi to Minnesota, arrived to cheering fans outside the team’s practice facility and was in a helmet and pads less than 90 minutes later. His red practice jersey was the familiar No. 4, the same number he wore for years with the rival Green Bay Packers.
The deal is worth between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
The team confirmed a deal was done to The Associated Press
Brett Favre says he understands why people might not believe he’s really ready to retire. And even he admits that he might get the urge to play when training camp nears.
source site Thursday, May 28th, 2009
But, in an interview with ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday, he said he’s not coming back to the NFL following his second retirement announcement on Tuesday. Read full story here
March 5, 2008, 1:35 PM ET (ESPN)
‘Mentally Tired’ Favre Tells Packers his Playing Career is Over”
After flirting with retirement for years, Brett Favre means it this time. The Green Bay Packers quarterback quit Tuesday after a 17-season career in which he dazzled fans with his grit, heart and rocket of an arm.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
“I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired,” Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in a voice mail message.
“If I felt like coming back — and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this — the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful,” Favre said in the message. Read full story here
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