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PETER KING BELIEVES FAVRE WANTS TO BE A VIKING

Sports Illustrated and NBC’s Peter King was a guest on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” today and said that he firmly believes Brett Favre has “had enough” of playing in the NFL. According to King, Jets doctors told Favre that he needed surgery on his right biceps tendon if he wants to play next season and by passing on the surgery Favre is making his intentions clear.
King then hedged his bet by saying that Favre still believes he can play but “won’t play if he can’t play where he really wants to play.” When asked where that might be, King said he had a “gut feeling” that he’d like to play for the Vikings.
In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, King said that Favre’s interest in returning to the Jets was squashed by owner Woody Johnson’s demand that he participate in the full offseason program. Favre never did that in Green Bay and doesn’t plan to start now.
Other than Favre, the Jets have three quarterbacks on their roster. Kellen Clemens is the only one with experience as a starting quarterback, and neither Brett Ratliff nor Erik Ainge has thrown a pass in a NFL game.

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  1. drew says: Jan 26, 2009 7:00 PM

    That didn’t take long. PFT, please do not insult our intelligence with endless Favre offseason talk. Talk about prospects, without directing us to CFT (after all these “college” guys are going into the “NFL”).

  2. Creeper says: Jan 26, 2009 7:00 PM

    Well, King’s ‘gut’ is attached to his head, which has been firmly implanted in Favre’s ass for over a decade now, so he’d be one to know. I’d love to see him drag his old fat butt out there for the Minneapolis Vikings this year, especially after another year of sitting on the couch all summer. That’d equal two wins each for GB and the Bears. Bring it on.

  3. DeeRock says: Jan 26, 2009 7:01 PM

    How does King find time to do his radio show and write his column when hes spends all his time swinging from Farve’s applesack?

  4. Tenolein says: Jan 26, 2009 7:03 PM

    Uh oh.. Here we go again..
    More ‘Favre to Vikings’ stories..

  5. Bob_Nelson says: Jan 26, 2009 7:05 PM

    Brett Favre would never stoop so low as to be associated with the vikings.
    Peter shouldn’t say such insulting things.
    Nobody goes to the Lions, Bengals, or vikings unless they have to go.

  6. StandDown says: Jan 26, 2009 7:10 PM

    I’d love to pound the Vikes twice a year. Let ’em do it.

  7. Ralph GreNader says: Jan 26, 2009 7:10 PM

    when the jets traded for Brett Favre they should have realized they were Trading for Brett Favre and not Kellen Clemens. I mean its idiotic to think that you’re going to muscle Brett into doing what you want. Hell the packers tried for 3+ years to force him out and each year he flipped em the bird.
    nobody puts Brett in a corner…nobody.
    grow up woody you f-cked up when you traded for him and now you gonna try to throw you’re weight around to show you’re the boss but in reality you just look like a bigger jackass.

  8. inmymind says: Jan 26, 2009 7:14 PM

    Mr. Farve,
    You lost the season for the Jets, you have continued a downward slide this year after a one year, last harrah with the Packers the previous season. Please retire to you backward a$$ state. The example Farve set this year with the Jets is the same reason, Collins, should be let go in Tenn and Warner should be let go in AZ. One last big hurrah to good careers. Age has caught up, these guys need to realize they are not immortal. Sucks doesn’t it?

  9. Sprint_DA says: Jan 26, 2009 7:17 PM

    Seriously, I am a Vikings fan and we are in dire need of a QB. But the last person I want to see under center for my team is Brett Favre. We don’t need someone to throw up more INT’s the TD’s and that’s what you’ll get. We’ve got Gus & TJ to lose the ball for us. The last thing we need is to get a guy for one year at the *very* end of his career to continue his personal vendetta against the Packers. Brett, you’re done, it’s over, turn the lights off when you leave.

  10. Mark Troy says: Jan 26, 2009 7:17 PM

    YEAH!!! Favre! I get bored without a Favre story! Please do not retire PRETTY PLEASE.
    What’s up with all the fat gut ads on PFT?

  11. gb_spottedcow says: Jan 26, 2009 7:18 PM

    As a Packer fan, last year it would’ve made me mad to see him in a Vikings uniform. Now, I’ll just watch as he helps “Chilly Ball” come to an end sooner in Minnesota…
    Wait, I want Chilly to stay as long as he can. Then there is no possible way the Vikings will win playoff games.

  12. RyanHarris says: Jan 26, 2009 7:18 PM

    Please for the love of god, unless their is a press conference where Favre is actually announcing something, then DO NOT post any speculation or “he said she said” Favre crap.
    Florio, I am as dedicated of a reader that this site has. I work at a bar, so during the day I do NOTHING and probably check PFT 30 times a day. I was your only funny intern (for 2 weeks), and wasnt even mad when you fired me. I even read and enjoy every legal article about the CBA, NFLPA and all the ridiculous things that for some reason are important to me.
    But I swear to all things holy that if I have to read about Favre everyday, I will stop reading this site. I dont care about Brett, in fact I think I hate him now. For the record I love hearing “player x would love to be a (fill in team name)” with only 1 exception, and thats Brett. So please dont buy into it, Im begging you. Until a press conference is held where Brett says “I am retiring/returning/going into porn/marrying Peter king etc” then I dont want to hear one thing about what is being said.
    Should it continue I will stop viewing PFT, break my sprint phone, I wont take the TOEFL test and I will not use your links when I order my Favre voodoo doll through nflshop.com
    Cool? Right on, have a great day!

  13. PackOne says: Jan 26, 2009 7:19 PM

    Prima-Donna

  14. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jan 26, 2009 7:25 PM

    You would think at this point in his career he would want to play for a winner, not some crap team like the Vikings who backed their way into the playoffs with 4-5 wins decided by the refs. Hell, they barely beat Detroit if it wasn’t for a bogus pass interference call at the end of the game. I would think he would also be interested in having good receivers to throw the ball to. That should eliminate the Vikings as a team he is interested in.

  15. dlmcc0505 says: Jan 26, 2009 7:26 PM

    At this point, don’t you think its entirely possible that we could start a donation to pay Brett Favre to stay away? Think about it. He was scheduled to make maybe $15 million this year. If everyone chipped in $1 you don’t think we can find more than 15 million people to contribute to that fund to pay Brett Favre to shut up and go away.
    I will throw in a $5 bill if it means the same deal applies to Pacman Jones, T.O. and Tiki Barber

  16. jersey73 says: Jan 26, 2009 7:27 PM

    To paraphrase Col. Trautman:
    “It’s over Brett…IT’S OVER!”

  17. seaner44 says: Jan 26, 2009 7:34 PM

    ya’ll saying Farve is a worse option than T-Jack or Ferrotten?? Doubt that

  18. TheBigOldDog says: Jan 26, 2009 7:43 PM

    “I supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin’ about practice. We talkin’ about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We talkin’ about practice man…. How the Hell am I gonna make my teammates better by practicing?”
    –Brett “Iverson” Favre

  19. shadylampz says: Jan 26, 2009 7:52 PM

    Revis and Crotchery get traded to the Browns for Derek Anderson. How does that sound?
    Go Browns!

  20. KILLER FINS FAN says: Jan 26, 2009 8:05 PM

    PETER KING IS AN IDIOT!!! PLAIN & SIMPLE!!! REALLY WHAT SENSE DOES THIS MAKE??? STUPID!!!

  21. PackOne says: Jan 26, 2009 8:06 PM

    Favre drops back. He looks right. Sidney Rice, well, is not really a receiver. He looks left. Berrian is hurt. He looks down the middle and the Shiancoe is fondling his junk.
    He pauses as he debates the merits of throwing it into quadruple coverage to (insert this year’s draft bust here) but decides to hand it off to the franchise.
    Favre up the gut for one yard.

  22. mrussie says: Jan 26, 2009 8:07 PM

    uh, no thanks? the vikes already have an over the hill qb that loves throwing interceptions. granted, gus has never achieved the level of success that favre has, but he is fully capable of throwing just as many interceptions

  23. vtopa says: Jan 26, 2009 8:08 PM

    Yawn. I know this is a rumour page, but even knowing that these Favre non-stories are so weak. I just wish this selfish egomaniac would get the clap and go away to do some more stupid Lee Jeans commercials. Let it go Florio. Soooooo boooorrring.

  24. The RBM says: Jan 26, 2009 8:08 PM

    Amazing. A guy who hasnt said anything all off season (not including responding to another player who, whether he was wrong or right, called him out), who during the season deflected questions (asked by reporters by the way) about his retirement, and someone who is STILL one retirement press conference down to Mike Jordan gets blasted because reporters/gossip columnists/ rumor-mongers/physics/and fans mention his name to get readers. Let Brett at least publicly get in on the action, I mean damn. Thats how you know youre important: you dont have to say a word and people STILL bring your name up. Nothing in those quotes indicate that King actually spoke with Brett or that Brett said anything to anyone about this.
    If ESPN, PTI, PFT, STD’s, ABC’s and 123’s, and their viewers, readers and those theyve infected are tired of Brett news, then dont report, read, watch, or sleep with it. Even here, our leader posted that because Brett asked privately for a few weeks to think about whether or not he’s coming back or not, he MUST have something else up his sleeve, then writes a two or three paragraph editorial about Brett screwing with the Jets to get out of his contract.
    Let the dude be….. until a couple weeks after the Super Bowl when he traditionally makes some noise…
    -The RBM

  25. pjfuller says: Jan 26, 2009 8:13 PM

    Yep, don’t just torch the bridge with Green Bay, Brett. Just napalm the hell out it, and everything around it, and go to Eden Prairie.
    I never thought I’d say this, but I agree with something Mark Chmura said – “It’s all about Brett Favre”. I don’t think Chewy was in the hot tub with The Babysitters Club when he said it, either.
    Brett….go away.

  26. brauneyz says: Jan 26, 2009 8:13 PM

    RyanHarris, I totally disagree, but your post cracked me up. Way to go! Now shut up and go study for your TOEFL.

  27. megapowersGB says: Jan 26, 2009 8:15 PM

    God, I love Brett Favre.

  28. starman says: Jan 26, 2009 8:17 PM

    If that happens, I’m sure Green Bay would like to see him hang by his footballs!

  29. Philtration says: Jan 26, 2009 8:18 PM

    Drama Queen…
    Drama Queen…
    Get this jag off some Vasiline…
    Is he old?
    Gray of beard…
    Won’t just quit and his breath smells weird…
    Watch out!
    Here comes the Drama Queen

  30. king says: Jan 26, 2009 8:18 PM

    I’ll take Favre over T-jack, but not over John David Booty. JDB 09.

  31. Gub Rock says: Jan 26, 2009 8:21 PM

    The NFL is getting to be a huge joke. We have to listen to idiot announcers (Buck, Aikman, Madden, Kornholer, etc etc). Plus, we have to watch the refs screw up even the most obvious of calls and now bring on the Lord Favre Talk again. Will Brett Favre ever go away? He has been a media whore his whole career and quite honestly, I can’t take anymore. He isn’t the great qb that people think he is. He doesn’t even compare to Montana, Elway, Marino, Tarkenton just to name a few. Favre has tarnished his legacy by being the prick that he is. What has Brett done since 1997? 1 NFC title game that he lost all by himself. That’s it! What is he, 2-3 in the post season in the last 11 years? That’s not a great qb. One of those wins was the doings of an Al Harris int returned for a td when bonehead Hasselbeck said, “we’re gonna take the ball and we’re gonna win” after the coin flip in OT. Favre do us all a favor and go away!!!

  32. hesawinner says: Jan 26, 2009 8:34 PM

    I dunno I think it was too much pressure for Clemens having to follow Pennington. After spending a year behind Favre, he won’t have as much to live up to.

  33. BostonAtlanta says: Jan 26, 2009 8:41 PM

    lmcc0505 says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    At this point, don’t you think its entirely possible that we could start a donation to pay Brett Favre to stay away? Think about it. He was scheduled to make maybe $15 million this year. If everyone chipped in $1 you don’t think we can find more than 15 million people to contribute to that fund to pay Brett Favre to shut up and go away.
    That’s a great idea! better yet, lets get Congress to include that as part of the bailout, what’s $15 Million to them?

  34. joetheplumber says: Jan 26, 2009 8:47 PM

    lol he wants to alienate a third fan base

  35. kurt37 says: Jan 26, 2009 8:57 PM

    WHO CARES ? this guy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay past his prime, that was clearly evident in the playoff game against the giants

  36. Tenolein says: Jan 26, 2009 9:04 PM

    Incoming raging sheep molesting Packer fans to rip on the Vikings and how they were gift-wrapped 9 wins this past season, tampered with Favre last offseason, and how much of a low life cheating scum bag Jared Allen is.

  37. PocketPasser9 says: Jan 26, 2009 9:09 PM

    Hm. Favre unsure about returning and wants to play for the Vikings?
    *checks date on post*
    Thanks, Pete. In other astounding news, rumor has it that large carnivorous mammals enjoy defacating in rural areas with dense foilage.

  38. kris says: Jan 26, 2009 9:14 PM

    Favre don’t go away mad, Favre just go away!

  39. pftfreak says: Jan 26, 2009 9:14 PM

    after endless favre postings…….you think people would know how to spell his name.

  40. jak says: Jan 26, 2009 9:21 PM

    hey 6-10 packer fan.
    After you kissed his a$$ for years now packer fans hate the guy.
    All I’ve heard for years is best qb ever.
    You’ll be the same idiot sitting on your aluminum bleacher in sub-zero weather cheering when he goes in the packer hall of fame.
    Shut up packer idiots

  41. empty13 says: Jan 26, 2009 9:23 PM

    i know it isnt saying much, but i would take brettany favrey over chauncey pullpecker.

  42. theVIC says: Jan 26, 2009 9:30 PM

    Nothing but haters. A bunch of fat losers who check an internet site every 74 minutes and will never accomplish anything close to what Brett Favre has accomplished in his life.

  43. fmfnavydoc says: Jan 26, 2009 9:30 PM

    Farve wants to play for _______ (fill in the blank)
    TO is getting his on “reality TV show”
    Goodell wants to kill off NFL Films
    _______(fill in the blank) gets arrested for DUI/drugs/weapons/spouse abuse or all of the above
    Stayed tuned boys and girls, for the next exciting episode of “How the NFL Turns”!

  44. theVIC says: Jan 26, 2009 9:31 PM

    By the way, PETER KING is a slovenly idiot who knows next to nothing about football. Why people care about his opinion is beyond me.

  45. Darth Ringo says: Jan 26, 2009 9:34 PM

    I wonder if not attending 16 straight off-season programs as a starting QB is another NFL record that will never be broken.

  46. Vi King says: Jan 26, 2009 9:48 PM

    I always knew Favre wanted to play with Jared Allen. Check out what Jared thinks at
    http://www.thejaredallen.blogspot.com

  47. CaptainFantastik says: Jan 26, 2009 10:21 PM

    ““It’s over Brett…IT’S OVER!”
    NOTHING IS OVER!!!!! They drew first blood!

  48. CaptainFantastik says: Jan 26, 2009 10:23 PM

    “Nothing but haters. A bunch of fat losers who check an internet site every 74 minutes and will never accomplish anything close to what Brett Favre has accomplished in his life.”
    All Brett Favre has “accomplished” is having thrown alot of footballs around. Real contribution to society there.

  49. nerdmann says: Jan 26, 2009 10:34 PM

    I’ve been saying this for a long time now.
    Favre not only wants vengeance upon Ted Thompson for not letting Favre name the head coach, dictate personnell moves and call plays, but he also wants to play on a team that will let him name the head coach (which he won’t have to do, because he knows Chilly and Bevel are his bitches,) dictate personnell moves and do whatever he wants on any and every play.
    BIGGEST CANCER IN LEAGUE HISTORY.

  50. chip says: Jan 26, 2009 10:36 PM

    Peter King actually wrote that Jim Fassel was responsible for the Raiders offense in 2000-2002…
    buy him a fu fu coffee & let him write movie reveiws or rate training camp meals..but i dont care what Mr Yuppy thinks about football..

  51. bradyswingman says: Jan 26, 2009 10:45 PM

    Does Favre have the same agent as George Foreman?

  52. TheGonz says: Jan 26, 2009 10:58 PM

    Never going to happen.
    Next “story.”

  53. jorgito90 says: Jan 27, 2009 12:15 AM

    what about in his last year’s “retirement” speech when he left green bay that he would have liked to play for the DALLAS COWBOYS?

  54. brauneyz says: Jan 27, 2009 1:02 AM

    What a bunch of morons here. Favre hasn’t said a word publicly since the season ended. This is Peter King spouting off. Send him your hate mail! And stop coming here if you don’t like what you read.

  55. theVIC says: Jan 27, 2009 1:23 AM

    CaptainFantasdick wrote:
    =========Nothing but haters. A bunch of fat losers who check an internet site every 74 minutes and will never accomplish anything close to what Brett Favre has accomplished in his life.=====
    “All Brett Favre has “accomplished” is having thrown alot of footballs around. Real contribution to society there.”
    And what great contribution to society do you make? You’ve sold people some insurance packages? You’ve done accounting for some company? Or maybe you’ve fixed some cars as a mechanic? etc.
    Brett Favre has banked millions of dollars, gained worldwide fame and respect of people who are inspired by his toughness and love of his craft, at times he’s been arguably the best in the world at what he does, he’s either given or helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity, all before the age of 40.
    Plus, he’s got your loser ass talking about him on the internet, right? I seriously doubt he has any idea who YOU are.

  56. Messiah says: Jan 27, 2009 9:09 AM

    In 2007 his last pass was a legal forward pass- THAT WAS INTERCEPTED
    In 2008 his last forward pass was AN ILLEGAL FORWARD PASS
    I can’t wait to see how he ends 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012……

  57. kellyb9 says: Jan 27, 2009 10:18 AM

    If I was a Viking fan – I would denounce my Viking helmet if they ever even considered this move with a guy like Matt Cassel on the trading block.

  58. purpleguy says: Jan 27, 2009 11:20 AM

    Please. Now McCarthy and TT can commence pulling their panties out of their collective ass cracks and re-start whining about Viking collusion, when once again its just Favre unable to make up his frigging mind. But hey, this way they can file a complaint with the commissioner to deflect the signing of two washed-up and failed D-coordinators, one LB coach who’s never coached before, the switch to a 3-4 defense which lacks the necessary personnel, and a GM who refuses to look outside the draft for players. This story could be the best thing that ever happened to the Pack.

  59. CaptainFantastik says: Jan 27, 2009 5:00 PM

    “And what great contribution to society do you make? You’ve sold people some insurance packages? You’ve done accounting for some company? Or maybe you’ve fixed some cars as a mechanic? etc.
    Brett Favre has banked millions of dollars, gained worldwide fame and respect of people who are inspired by his toughness and love of his craft, at times he’s been arguably the best in the world at what he does, he’s either given or helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity, all before the age of 40.
    Plus, he’s got your loser ass talking about him on the internet, right? I seriously doubt he has any idea who YOU are.”
    ————————————————————-
    Well let’s see. I’ve completed a tour in the US Coast Guard in service to my country, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf, and have contributed to numerous operations that have directly led to people’s lives being saved. I suppose i’ll just have to learn to live with that. LOL.

  60. Gforce says: Jan 27, 2009 6:36 PM

    dlmcc0505 says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    At this point, don’t you think its entirely possible that we could start a donation to pay Brett Favre to stay away? Think about it. He was scheduled to make maybe $15 million this year. If everyone chipped in $1 you don’t think we can find more than 15 million people to contribute to that fund to pay Brett Favre to shut up and go away.
    I will throw in a $5 bill if it means the same deal applies to Pacman Jones, T.O. and Tiki Barber
    ———————————————————————
    The Packers tried to buy him out last year. Cut him, let him sign with Minnesota. Let him finish his career humiliated in purple.

  61. vikesfaninphilly says: Jan 27, 2009 7:20 PM

    Washed up, over-the-hill, always been overrated. That’s Brett Favre. Please Purple, please, sign Matt Cassel, then draft or sign another WR to play opposite Berrian and you’ll own this pathetic division for the next 5 years.

  62. vikingjim says: Jan 27, 2009 9:39 PM

    A real Viking fan would not want Favre. I almost thew up last year when it was possible. Have a little dignity Viking fans. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.

  63. Johnny2k says: Jan 28, 2009 2:20 PM

    I can remember, many years ago, Brett talking about some people who had retired early, while they still had something left, and that he thought that was a great attitude. How things change… If he’s determined to continue to diminish his legacy at least it would be smart to go to a place like the Humptydump, because he can’t play in cold weather anymore. My reaction is to use Brett’s own usual grammatically-challenged response to criticism of him: “I could care less.” Fully expect to see stories ten years from now with Brett getting off the lawnmower and saying he’s still thinking about coming back to get vengeance on Thompson and McCarthy. Sad.

  64. vikingjim says: Jan 28, 2009 11:02 PM

    It’s funny, every time we state any real facts about Brett, the Favre fanatics cry “Favre hater”. No one is trying to say that he wasn’t a good QB in his time, but going to one nfc championship game in the last ten years doesn’t explain why half the world says “Give us Brett, we’ll win a superbowl. Maybe he’ll go on his lawn mower.

  65. Johnny2k says: Jan 30, 2009 4:07 PM

    While I’ve lost a lot of respect for Favre as a person over the past couple of years (see above) it’s not fair for people to say “all he’s ever done is throw footballs around.” Favre gave a lot of money out of his own pocket after Hurricane Katrina. He’s given away a lot of signed memorabilia for all sorts of charity auctions and raffles. He has given a lot of time to be part of various “last wish” programs, meeting with terminally ill children. And he founded the “Brett Favre Fourward Foundation” which contributes money to help disadvantaged and disabled children in Mississippi and Wisconsin. Probably has done a bunch of good things we will never know about too. In short, he is a human being – some good, some bad.

  66. vikingjim says: Jan 30, 2009 10:00 PM

    No one is saying that he hasn’t done a lot of good things, just as no one is saying that he wasn’t a good quarterback. That still doesn’t mean that he hasn’t reached the end of the road. It’s sad for all of the greats when they retire, but you have to know when to quit and bow out with a little class. They all want to make sure they don’t have a little gas left in the tank but you don’t step on everyone elses toes to do it. Marino had a lowsy last year but he stayed with his team in Miami instead of jerking around the rest of the world for four years and I don’t think anyone cares about that last year. Brett should have retired with GB. And don’t tell me that they should have allowed him to play them like a fiddle yet again after they drafted two QB’s when they needed both O & D line.

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