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CONFLICTING REPORTS ON FAVRE'S TIMETABLE

It wouldn’t be the start of the offseason without a post on Brett Favre’s potential retirement.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated/NBC reported that Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum spoke to Favre recently and told him he was in no rush to make a decision. King indicated that Favre would have “months” to let the Jets know of his future plans.
However, the Jets are refuting that report, according to several media outlets.
Per Newsday, the team would like a decision by Feb. 18, the start of the combine.
And a source tells the New York Daily News the same thing, but adds that the Jets are willing to wait longer if necessary.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday that Favre could be angling to join the Vikings, but such a move would not happen via trade because it would cost the Jets multiple first-round picks.
Favre is due $13 million in 2009.

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  1. milehiclown says: Feb 2, 2009 9:37 AM

    Can anyone imagine Re-Favre playing for the Vikes? They already have a RB that fumbles all the time. Put in a QB that throws INTs all the time and you have a recipe for the end of Chillyball.

  2. BradygothurtLMFAO says: Feb 2, 2009 9:37 AM

    Phillip Rivers should have been MVP

  3. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 2, 2009 9:40 AM

    stick it to them Favre

  4. HarrisonHits says: Feb 2, 2009 9:41 AM

    Of course he has “months”. How could Farve resist the chance to drag this out through press conference after tearful press conference ?

  5. shuxion says: Feb 2, 2009 9:44 AM

    No, god please no.
    I don’t wanna hear 6 months of this.

  6. pftfreak says: Feb 2, 2009 9:51 AM

    who?

  7. Fail Cat says: Feb 2, 2009 9:59 AM

    “the team would like a decision by Feb. 18”
    hahahahahaha!

  8. JimmySmith says: Feb 2, 2009 10:04 AM

    I pray he goes to the Vikings. A QB that fades in the 2nd half of the season is custom made for the Col Klink and the Vikings. They will start out OK then fade to 8-8 thereby insuring Klink gets another year.
    Meanwhile the best running back in the NFL gets stuck under the dumbest coach and never gets utilized the way he should for the first 5 years of his career.
    Looks like 32 years removed from their last Superbowl is about to become 33.

  9. Joe 6-pack says: Feb 2, 2009 10:06 AM

    How are ESPN stories even credible at this point? It seems like they just take ideas out of a hat and report on them. How’s that coaching job in KC going for Shannahan? Oh, wait…
    Besides, I highly doubt the Vikes organization wants Favre. If he hadn’t killed the Jets at the end of the season, then he might have a shot, but right now he’s better off just staying with the Jets. If you want to play the Pack 2 times a season, play with the Bears or Lions, Brett. The Vikes don’t want you.

  10. Dmacattack says: Feb 2, 2009 10:18 AM

    If I have to listen to this Favre non-sense this whole time I might have to go on a football diet. This guy is a drama queen. A good pic of the day would be Favre face on a baby’s body.

  11. tgoods says: Feb 2, 2009 10:20 AM

    I like Bret but I cant handle hearing all that drama again for 6 months. I think it’s past due for him to go away. Great career just be done already.

  12. LeRoy36 says: Feb 2, 2009 10:25 AM

    Favre is waiting until the day after the draft. He will then retire. Right after summer camp he will decide to unretire.

  13. Dok GonZo says: Feb 2, 2009 10:37 AM

    Favre won’t settle for being a back-up, so that limits his options. The teams who’d want him now have a young QB they need a year on the practice field with to get ready for the starting job. He should retire and then wait for the call if someone gets hurt early next season.

  14. corncobb says: Feb 2, 2009 10:51 AM

    We all know ESPN is rock hard about the prospect of 6 months of ‘expert analysis’ of Bret’s next move. And all this time I thought the Young and the Restless was the best in drama!
    Beware the sports/media complex!!

  15. buhbay1c says: Feb 2, 2009 11:01 AM

    If Favre gets released the Vikings would be stupid not to go after him. The Vikings play 11 dome games next year, and a Carolina road game. And at least one of the PIT, CLE, CHI, GB games would be scheduled in early autumn. Keep him out of the cold and he’ll be effective.

  16. GOD says: Feb 2, 2009 11:15 AM

    has no one realized that Favre plays by his own rules? some one just grow a pair and cut his ass from the team.

  17. vikes02 says: Feb 2, 2009 11:27 AM

    The Jest could outright release him and owe the Packers nothing. I am sure they might be ok with that. Hey, with a line like that last one, I could work for ESPN!! By the way, as a life long Vikings fan and 100% Packer Hater, WE DO NOT WANT FAVRE!! CHILLY DOES THIS AND HE SHOULD BE FIRED ON THE SPOT AND THE OWNERSHIP SHOULD BE IMPEACHED!!

  18. kurt37 says: Feb 2, 2009 11:35 AM

    here we go again, jeez, just wont go away, just like herpes

  19. CaptainFantastik says: Feb 2, 2009 11:52 AM

    Of course the Jets are refuting the report that Favre has “months” to make his decision. They need to know before the draft what he’s doing.

  20. Oaklandhusker says: Feb 2, 2009 11:52 AM

    Did some guy say Phillip Rivers should have been MVP? I feel like I am taking crazy pills!!!

  21. Messiah says: Feb 2, 2009 12:10 PM

    Oh good (Oh GOD) Favre news! I hope he stays with the Jets. He made them worse while making the Fins better while allowing McCarthy to stew in his own swill.
    I really hope PFT can drag this out all summer long! (not really)

  22. bdinphoenix says: Feb 2, 2009 12:13 PM

    Why does the media keep torturing football fans with the never-ending story of diva Favre’s imminent retirement/non-retirement. He does this every year and the sporting press follows him around like dogs in heat. Enough already. What if he gives a retirement press conference and no one attends?

  23. Shalhoub66 says: Feb 2, 2009 12:22 PM

    its times like these im happy my team stood by A-Rod, no qb controversy up in green bay…
    i have to say its a really good feeling knowin my qb just got the right to rent a car.

  24. John Randle says: Feb 2, 2009 12:28 PM

    As hard as it is to get a read from the papers on BC’s outlook on a QB, the only indications on BC’s evaluation of Tjump is that he did phenomenal and that he’s already tripled locked on Tjump as franchise QB for life. With himself as coach, of course. Farve is not on the radar. They probably told him last year they didn’t want him either while he begged for a job.
    TJump will look much improved, will do fine in the preseason, easily win the job and get a lot of regular season wins, and at times be spectacular but like Duante and Cunningham is nothing more than a franchise killer. I’m not looking forward to the pair for the next three, four years but I’m pretty sure that’s going to be how it works out. So I’ll take my enjoyment as it comes.
    I was praying for Farve to stick with the puckers. He was the best thing going to assure they weren’t going to win another superbowl while getting to listen to pucker fans praise farve for killing their season. You could see the pain in their eyes while they recited the hero worship they knew wasn’t true. Then Ted Thompson destroyed everything. That son of jackrabbit. I’d take Tjump, Daunte or Cunningham as our franchise killer over that clown any day.

  25. empty13 says: Feb 2, 2009 12:45 PM

    dok, that would take honor. brettany proved last year that she has none.

  26. JackFactor says: Feb 2, 2009 12:58 PM

    Please be pissed off at Mort and King for this – they make their living by having something “new” to say.
    Favre has not made one public statement since the post-season press conference. He is not doing sit-ups for the cameras in his driveway.
    His GM told him to wait on an answer until the combine because he wants him back and knew if he pressed him he would retire.
    Favre told MT, as told to the press by MT, that he should look for another solution as at that time he was leaning to retirement.
    Be pissed at Mike T and Woody if you are a Jets fan that does not want Favre back, but for goodness sake – this is nonsense.
    He has a two-year contract left now with the Jets.
    Packer fans can be pissed on how last off-season went. Jets fans can be pissed on how the last five games of the season went.
    So far the only drama this off season has been created by the press and the Jets organization.
    Favre deserves to be dumped on for last off-season and poor play at the end of this season, but the current comments are misdirected as he has done nothing to flame the “I hate Favre fire” except do what he was instructed to do by MT and Woody.

  27. notsosmart says: Feb 2, 2009 1:02 PM

    Could it be that IF the Vikings want Favre that bad and Favre wants to play for the Vikings that bad…..How about the trade take place. If the Jets lose one, two or three first round picks, the Vikings replace the exact picks lost. I know it sounds dumb, but can this work out lawfully? If Favre wants to be a Viking that bad, why not push this idea and kick in some money to the Jets to entice the deal?

  28. 30PTBUCK says: Feb 2, 2009 1:23 PM

    Bud Grant would roll over in his grave if Bretteney went to the Vikings and threw all those STOOPID(if Farve can spell it Favre i can spell it STOOPID) Calm down I know Grant’s not dead but if he keeps hunting with Bobby Knight and sees Bretteney in Purple he will be soon enough.If he does go to the Vikings for any reason the Packers should wait till he is playing at the Superbowl in the sky and after St Vince benches him for throwing into triple coverage and Reggie tells him what an idiot he was.

  29. nflhof says: Feb 2, 2009 2:17 PM

    ESPN should do a 7 month special on Brett. Just think how great that would be for us fans. Or maybe a ESPNFARVE channel. All Farve all the time.

  30. KILLER FINS FAN says: Feb 2, 2009 2:19 PM

    ANOTHER IDIOT PETER KING STORY!!! HOW DOES THIS JACKASS KEEP HIS JOB???

  31. antneejay2 says: Feb 2, 2009 2:46 PM

    Farve will inform the Jets of his decision on the last day of training camp.

  32. moonbeam says: Feb 2, 2009 3:38 PM

    someone find chris carter and get a gun to him,then tell
    him where bret favre is.
    chris,put us all out of our misery,pleeeaaase.

  33. empty13 says: Feb 2, 2009 5:23 PM

    pft will be replaced by bft
    bft = brett favre talk
    .com

  34. jimicos says: Feb 2, 2009 5:42 PM

    buhbay1c says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 11:01 am
    If Favre gets released the Vikings would be stupid not to go after him. The Vikings play 11 dome games next year, and a Carolina road game. And at least one of the PIT, CLE, CHI, GB games would be scheduled in early autumn. Keep him out of the cold and he’ll be effective.
    ——————————
    Hahahaha. Brett’s always played well in domes, so that sounds like a plan.

  35. jimicos says: Feb 2, 2009 5:49 PM

    notsosmart says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    Could it be that IF the Vikings want Favre that bad and Favre wants to play for the Vikings that bad…..How about the trade take place. If the Jets lose one, two or three first round picks, the Vikings replace the exact picks lost. I know it sounds dumb, but can this work out lawfully? If Favre wants to be a Viking that bad, why not push this idea and kick in some money to the Jets to entice the deal?
    —————————–
    The Jets would have to give up three FIRST ROUND picks to the Packers. So the Vikings would have to pay them three first round picks to cover that expense. Then, they’d have to kick something extra into the deal in order to make it worthwhile for the Jets. Let’s face it-they’d be giving up their starting QB for free if they just accepted a deal for three first round picks.
    That’s a fire-able offense for any GM in the NFL. More than three first round picks to bring in an old QB with MAYBE 1-2 years (of questionable quality) left in him? Oh, and by the way he’s going to play in a dome where he’s never really excelled, for a new HC/OC in a new system. Hell, the guy was only worth a fourth round pick last offseason. WHat makes him worth three firsts (and then some) now?
    As much as I’d like to see the Vikings make that trade, it’s never going to happen.

  36. jyernberg says: Feb 2, 2009 8:57 PM

    i would sign up for BFT.com, get it going EMPTY13.

  37. jyernberg says: Feb 2, 2009 8:58 PM

    if favre does somehow become a viking, i am sure he would enjoy playing in the california sunshine….

  38. jyernberg says: Feb 2, 2009 9:02 PM

    good point jimicos, add to that- the fact that the jets have noone worth their weight in really heavy stuff behind favre on the depth chart, and the fact that no team in the NFL will give up a commodity of any sort for free(i.e. CUT favre), and you can only surmise that favre will retire or be a J-E-T JET JET JET next year.

  39. chittychittybangbang says: Feb 2, 2009 9:31 PM

    why would it require the vikings to surrender “multiple 1st round picks” to obtain favre?

  40. jimicos says: Feb 3, 2009 11:51 AM

    chittychittybangbang says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    why would it require the vikings to surrender “multiple 1st round picks” to obtain favre?
    —————————–
    There’s a clause in the trade between the Packers and Jets. If the Jets TRADE Favre to a team in the NFC north, the Jets owe the Packers three first round picks. It’s a poison pill clause, designed to prevent Favre from playing against his old team (at least twice a year). The Vikings could acquire Favre in a trade from another team, or they could pick him up as a free agent. But there’s no way you can find one GM in the league willing to trade three first round picks (plus more) for Favre at this stage in his career.
    If he succeeds in getting a release, and he was unsuccessful last year, I think there would certainly be interest in him. But not at that high price that the Packers have put on it.

  41. UncleBuck says: Feb 3, 2009 7:47 PM

    The Jets Fans have moved on from this one believe me. So should you all.Bring on the draft.

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