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Report: Favre to get $12 million for one year

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Vikings will pay Brett Favre $12 million for one season of football with the team.

That matches the amount Favre earned in 2008 with the Jets, and it’s only $1 million less than what Favre was due to make under the final year of his contract, which the Jets acquired last year via trade.

Cole’s report contradicts past suggestions that Favre would receive an incentive-based contract that paid him based on his ability to play and/or his success.

UPDATE:  ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that it actually will be a two-year deal, but that as a practical matter it will operate as a one-year arrangement.  Mort also reports that the contract has been in place for two months, indirectly backing up our late June report that created a mini-ruckus.

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85 Responses to “Report: Favre to get $12 million for one year”
  1. Big Stretch says: Aug 18, 2009 11:30 AM

    HAHAHA…..lead the league in picks in ’08 gets 12 million in ’09

  2. Pack_Attack says: Aug 18, 2009 11:30 AM

    Woodson, Collins and Harris just pulled out their contracts to see how much extra bonus money per pick theyll make!

  3. Ambrose says: Aug 18, 2009 11:33 AM

    Like I said from the start….it is not about the money. He wants the consecutive start record currently held by Jim Marshall and he wants it bad. I can only hope he gets knocked out by the Packers before he reaches that goal….pure Shakespeare.

  4. panthers09 says: Aug 18, 2009 11:33 AM

    Thats a lot of vicadin he can buy w/ that 12 mil

  5. sdot says: Aug 18, 2009 11:34 AM

    They could pay me $4 mil and I’ll come throw some interceptions for them.

  6. Ralph Gre Nader says: Aug 18, 2009 11:34 AM

    Hurricane Favre is headed straight for Minny and Im now officially a storm chaser.
    To all of the Favre haters out there…I used to be just like you but Ive seen the light and realized that this crazy motherf_cker is never going away so Im just gonna sit back and wait til his arm falls off and in a moment of desperation attempts to throw left handed at which point the world realizes what many of us have known for far too long now…..He is still better than Sarge and Travariousness.
    Lets get this party started.

  7. myasylum says: Aug 18, 2009 11:35 AM

    well so then that’s 4 million more than he would have gotten not to play from the Packers. I guess Favre comes out ahead in that deal.
    I wonder if he’ll survive the year?

  8. sinned says: Aug 18, 2009 11:36 AM

    report childress wants to swallow favres cock

  9. milehiclown says: Aug 18, 2009 11:36 AM

    That $12Mill is gonna buy a TON of Vicodin. Hey…wait a pun on Vikings and Vicodin.
    Headline: “Farve is the Vikes Vicodin” (as in, pain killer), you know…cause they are in pain from having terrible QBs.

  10. milehiclown says: Aug 18, 2009 11:37 AM

    Gol durn, as they say in West Virginny.
    Panthers09 beat me to it.
    I lose.

  11. Yak says: Aug 18, 2009 11:37 AM

    Someone give me $20 for cab fair and I’ll meet him at the airport and make sure he never get’s on the field. He just guareented another year of crap from my beloved Vikings!!!

  12. JAYO MOFO says: Aug 18, 2009 11:37 AM


  13. Krow says: Aug 18, 2009 11:37 AM

    Finally… a chance to get even with those b’astard Packers and their fans for making him incredibly rich and famous. He’ll have his revenge.

  14. purpleguy says: Aug 18, 2009 11:37 AM

    Let the circus begin. Wonder if I can rent my house out to the six zillion media members that will now be camping out at Winter Park? Hell, Ed Werder is probably shopping for a condo with Diana Favre.

  15. DonTerrelli says: Aug 18, 2009 11:39 AM

    Just pay my bills and feed me and I’ll play for them for one year!

  16. 69ers says: Aug 18, 2009 11:40 AM

    I’d be so pizzed if I was Tav. Jackson or Sage…sux for them

  17. Vikingsnut says: Aug 18, 2009 11:40 AM

    Everybody here can SUCK IT!!!
    “Ha Favre is still a bargain at that price and he will light up defenses as they crowd the box to try and stop AP!”

  18. hayward giablommi says: Aug 18, 2009 11:41 AM

    Much like corporate America:
    Reward failure

  19. se18a29 says: Aug 18, 2009 11:41 AM

    Too bad puker fans. Get ready for two losses, one in prime time. B-e-o-t-c-h-e-s!!!!

  20. Hauschild says: Aug 18, 2009 11:42 AM

    Although the Vikings’ receivers leave a LOT to be desired, one man who must be jumping with joy is AP. He could shatter all rushing records this season, because no more 8 in the box. Just ask Thomas Jones how much of a difference a competent QB is to the running game.

  21. Big ben Rapistburger says: Aug 18, 2009 11:42 AM

    Has anybody heard the news the Favre might still play for the Vikes? LMFAO……
    I gotta be honest, the Vikes are a SB favorite right now with Jackson or Rosenfels, adding Favre probably takes them out of the playoff picture altogether. Bears, Lions, and Packers fans are all rejoicing…….

  22. PirateFreedom says: Aug 18, 2009 11:43 AM

    He just wants to run around and have fun out there!
    You know, like a big ole little boy!
    It will be fun to watch him play in Green Bay again just to see how the crowd reacts.

  23. Steeler4life says: Aug 18, 2009 11:43 AM

    I think Vick deserves a raise

  24. Coughlins Happy Pills says: Aug 18, 2009 11:44 AM

    Agree with the Grenader.

  25. Big Stretch says: Aug 18, 2009 11:44 AM

    I have never been a Packer fan, but since they don’t play the Bills this year all i gotta say is

  26. Kidekk says: Aug 18, 2009 11:45 AM

    I wonder what they’re going to rate him in Madden?

  27. gameday says: Aug 18, 2009 11:46 AM

    Looks like it will be between the Vikings and Eagles to see which will represent the NFC in Miami !
    Hope the old man can pull it off

  28. BlacknBlue says: Aug 18, 2009 11:48 AM

    Jay Glazer is the man because he stands up to everyone (usually ESPN) that treats him like he’s a sideshow act, when he actually has legit sources. He called this shot yesterday. Glad to see Florio hasn’t casted him off since joining forces with NBC and instead supported him. I love this site.

  29. realitypolice says: Aug 18, 2009 11:49 AM

    In other news, John Madden has announced that he is coming out of retirement. He will be the lead announce on the FAKN (Farve ass kiss network).

  30. SixBurghDude says: Aug 18, 2009 11:50 AM

    another liar, just like Vick…the records mean NOTHING to Brett, c’mon dude!

  31. aworkman says: Aug 18, 2009 11:50 AM

    Plax to the Birds? McNabb talked about it at a press conference. Check it out.

  32. Slow Joe says: Aug 18, 2009 11:51 AM

    I can only imagine the raining down of boos Favre will hear in Lambeau. What a shame to tarnish a legacy like that.

  33. thegloryyears says: Aug 18, 2009 11:52 AM

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  34. Slim says: Aug 18, 2009 11:52 AM

    Maybe Childress will say – um, nevermind. No thanks. Sorry to string you along like that but I just don’t know if you can make it all 16 games.

  35. texCubano says: Aug 18, 2009 11:56 AM

    This just in…..Michael Crabtree’s agent advises him to hire Bus Cook.

  36. gameday says: Aug 18, 2009 11:57 AM

    NFC Playoff Seeds;
    1. Vikings
    2. Eagles.
    3. Saints
    4. Seahawks
    5. Giants
    6. Cowboys
    AFC Seeds;
    1. Steelers
    2. Chargers
    3. Cheatriots
    4. Colts
    5. texans
    6. Bengals
    AFC Championship: Cheatriots vs. Chargers
    NFC Championship; Vikings vs. Eagles
    Super Bowl ? vs. ?

  37. Never more says: Aug 18, 2009 12:00 PM

    it’s because he’s black

  38. jkidd49 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:03 PM

    texans and the seahawks seem like a stretch to me.

  39. se18a29 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:03 PM

    Legacy? Who gives a crap when you’re DEAD. The only people who care about those things are materialistic A-holes.
    Bye Packers
    Bye Bears
    Bye Lions
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha! GOAL!!!!!!!!!

  40. TylerDurden says: Aug 18, 2009 12:04 PM

    Way to steal the spotlight from the Raiders, Brett…Good job

  41. Bob Loblaw says: Aug 18, 2009 12:05 PM

    What is somebody going to have to pay this guy to just go the fu*k away?

  42. BenKenobi says: Aug 18, 2009 12:05 PM

    As great of fans, that Green Bay is, is with love they should accept him back to Lambeau field. I can’t wait until October 5, 2009. I’ll be wearing the purple # 4 jersey. LMAO.

  43. Plankshelmet says: Aug 18, 2009 12:05 PM

    I am a Bears fan but I can tell you of two games this season where I will be cheering for Packers. Hell I may go on line and by myself one of those cheese hats just to wear it for those two games. I hope someone burries that douchebags head into the frozen tundra. This guy is one of the biggest turds of all time.

  44. Ron In Charlotte says: Aug 18, 2009 12:07 PM

    This is funny.
    The Vikings are cursed and this proves it.
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
    Let the circus begin. Of course this state put all Franken in the Senate.
    You deserve this mess!

  45. Plankshelmet says: Aug 18, 2009 12:07 PM

    I am a Bears fan but I can tell you of two games this season where I will be cheering for Packers. Hell I may go on line and by myself one of those cheese hats just to wear it for those two games. I hope someone burries that douchebags head into the frozen tundra. This guy is one of the biggest turds of all time.

  46. marcduke says: Aug 18, 2009 12:11 PM

    Enjoy it while it lasts Queens fans. Just a thought, let’s just say old flip floppin’ Favre gets you a Super Bowl trophy – who’s going to get all the credit for it?
    I’m lovin’ this. This is a no win situation for the Vikes. They have to win the Super Bowl otherwise this was a wasted year/deal. And to top it off, their QB situation will be even worse off next season.

  47. LSCII says: Aug 18, 2009 12:12 PM

    And still the undisputed douchebag of the WORLD….Brett Favrererererereerererrererer…

  48. GULFVIEW says: Aug 18, 2009 12:12 PM


  49. Sofa King Great says: Aug 18, 2009 12:13 PM

    everyone in philly should be smiling now… with this old man coming back, it will dominate the headlines now and shift everything away from vick.
    i never thought i’d say these words, but… thank you brett favre

  50. Cheesehead says: Aug 18, 2009 12:13 PM

    so lets see,
    3 teams in 3 years,
    the last 2 years ending with brutal INT’s
    signing with a team so he doesnt have to do the work the rest of the team is doing?
    leading the league in INT’s, singlehandedly being the reason the JETS missed the playoffs, and gettin 12 million?
    …. whew! at least us Packer fans know the division is locked up!
    and Florio, what has happened to Schefter? ESPN has brainwashed him. Im pretty sure he just called the Vikings the favorites in the NFC 3 times in 2 different interviews. NOT TO MENTION he compared Percy Harvin and Berrian to Antonio Freeman, Robert Brooks and Dorsey Levens…

  51. doublestuffflorios says: Aug 18, 2009 12:15 PM

    I give up! I’ve decided that I’m going to root for Favre to beatdown the Packers this year because maybe he will go away. If he loses both games that means he will be back next year.

  52. J.Cannon says: Aug 18, 2009 12:16 PM

    Wow! I gotta say I was done with Favre three weeks ago and don’t respect the way he handled this whole sittuation but it is what it is and if the man wins games he’ll quickly gain the respect of Minnesota Vikings fans and players. Skol.

  53. troysteelerfan says: Aug 18, 2009 12:17 PM

    If the packers or bears don’t get him – I hope that either James Harrison or Lamar Woodley crush him in week 7 in Pittsburgh! of course they have to make sure he stays in the game long enough for a few picks first!

  54. hayward giablommi says: Aug 18, 2009 12:17 PM

    @ gameday:
    You truly must be a masochistic to predict your Chargers to get their hearts broken for the 3rd time in 4 years in the plays.
    That, or delusional. 4 of your NFC picks and 3 of your AFC picks aren’t even playoff teams.
    Keep on hoping the old man and the dog torturer get it done. Not happening. Good luck

  55. herewegoMN says: Aug 18, 2009 12:18 PM

    love how vikes won the division with no QB last year and now these packer fans are scared that we may have a real QB. vikes are defending nfc north champs. now they are better!

  56. SliKRiK says: Aug 18, 2009 12:18 PM

    Let’s face it, Farve was just jealous about all the attention Mike Vick has been getting the past few days. Farve misses the attention and now he’ll steal some of the fire that was being reserved for a 4th string quarterback on a depth chart. Good luck Farve, I hope the Eagles see you in the NFC Championship game so you can throw us some int’s!
    E.A.G.L.E.S EAGLES!!!!!!!!

  57. Jungle Juice says: Aug 18, 2009 12:19 PM

    This guy isn’t superhuman. He needed training camp. The Vikes are crazy for paying him that much so late in the preseason.

  58. purplejesus28 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:20 PM

    i’m wishing jay glazer would report about “when not if” i win the lottery. this guy really makes wishes come true! thanks jay.

  59. smokesome says: Aug 18, 2009 12:21 PM

    vikings fans are just happy that his jerseys will make a bunch of money and delay the move of their team for another few years. what i don’t get is how there can be so many obnoxious vikings fans on this board when in reality they don’t always sell out their games and tickets are always available. if they care as much as they project, why could i buy season tickets to these clowns by simply dialing the phone?

  60. Wyoming says: Aug 18, 2009 12:21 PM

    At 12 mil a year, nearing 40 and with the season he had last year, he better hope AP has a great year. If he has to carry the Vikes, he’s better off sitting home.

  61. alewatcher says: Aug 18, 2009 12:23 PM

    I’ll be the Vikings don’t make the playoffs. Favre will prove he has nothing left in the tank, by adding to his already prodigious interception record.
    Favre just wants to extend his consecutive game streak. He already showed that last season. He’s playing for purely selfish reasons. I never believed he was actually going to retire this season, and neither did Favre. He just didn’t want to go through training camp.

  62. BrenstonBuckner says: Aug 18, 2009 12:24 PM

    At least he didn’t torture and kill dogs—

  63. The Scrub says: Aug 18, 2009 12:28 PM

    Favre SIGNED A 2 year deal – not a one year

  64. GULFVIEW says: Aug 18, 2009 12:35 PM


  65. Silver&Black666 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:35 PM

    What does this have to do with the Raiders or Coach Cable punching people!

  66. pburland23 says: Aug 18, 2009 12:35 PM

    There is no way John Madden stays retired now.

  67. footballrulz says: Aug 18, 2009 12:36 PM

    sinned says:
    August 18, 2009 11:36 AM
    report childress wants to swallow favres
    He already has–
    Woodson/Harris – pick 6.
    Packers 3-4 defense will fold him like a dishtowel.

  68. VoxVeritas says: Aug 18, 2009 12:40 PM

    “I wonder what they’re going to rate him in Madden?”
    If they go by passer rating he’ll be somewhere between Garrard’s 78 overall and Flacco’s 81.

  69. herewegoMN says: Aug 18, 2009 12:43 PM

    lets think. the best running game in the NFL. now add Harvin. wow!!! favre doesnt have to do much. just manage the game. remember what Peterson does to all of you in the NFC. He’s who we rely on, we wont need to rely on favre. He’s just a bonus

  70. RagnartheViking says: Aug 18, 2009 12:48 PM

    @cheesehead, that’s an insult to Berrian and Harvin.

  71. herewegoMN says: Aug 18, 2009 1:04 PM

    good luck with that 3-4 packer fans. i seem to remember a chargers 3-4 that didnt work to good stopping AP.

  72. herewegoMN says: Aug 18, 2009 1:05 PM

    good luck with that 3-4 packer fans. i seem to remember a chargers 3-4 that didnt work to good stopping AP.

  73. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 18, 2009 1:10 PM

    Did we call it or what?
    Desperation is a helluva drug.
    Bratt comes calling and the Queens immediately drop two things:
    1. whatever fleck of dignity they may have had remaining
    2. to their knees
    Favre can now look down, wink and smile at himself in the reflection off Chilly’s bald dome, saying to himself:
    “You did it, big guy–you’re the best. They’ll ALL love you now. More importantly, they’ll all talk about you, you gunslinging pill-popping stud. Hey! Who told you you could stop and come up for air?!? Get back to work!”
    I’ve said it a trillion times:
    There’s not a chance in a hell the Queens organization will be able to cope with the ensuing drama and media sh1tstorm onslaught. Distraction will ravage the season.
    You better just come to terms with it now, my Purple Fairies:
    Favre’s EGO is now in the driver’s seat, and the rest of your team/organization/fanbase are just along for the ride.
    (It’s fun now, but the crash is imminent).
    If the goal this season was to sell tickets and jerseys…well then: congratulations, suckers.
    One of you born every minute.
    It’s a shame you had to sell your souls over to the sworn mortal enemy and the media-wh0re extraordinaire in order to do it.
    Meanwhile, the blind, fanatical, delusional hype spit out by Florio and his ilk will continue to mount and mount, until it reaches it’s deafening, ubiquitous apex–only to be followed by the annual, expected, precipitous drop-off into a thunderous thud of disappointment. KLUNK.
    So, enjoy it while it lasts–lap up all those gratuitous unimaginative “NFC favorites” and “lock for the Super Bowl” lines that idiots like Schefter and King of Peters will be falling over themselves to spew ad nauseum…everyone in the dumb flock-of-pigeons-mentality-minded media (who loves liars and scumbags these days) will hitch their wagon to Favre’s shooting star.
    Except history tells us–that star always shoots downward, then burns out.
    Favre = the best off-season acquisition the Bears (or Pack) could have hoped for.
    You you poor dumb desperate bastards think YOU’Re excited?
    This is fixing to be the mother of all trainwrecks, (Favre at the controls), and I for one CAN’T WAIT to laugh at the wreckage and dance in the carnage.

  74. BenKenobi says: Aug 18, 2009 1:11 PM

    Only turd around is the idiot who signed Cutler. He’s the GM now?

  75. Hovenaut says: Aug 18, 2009 1:12 PM

    Confirms my pick of Packer’s D as backup fantasy D – at least those two weeks. Seriously, is anyone really surprised? The Vikes would really satisfied w/ either Jackson or Rosenfels and not looking at anyone else? Talk about your all-time worst kept secrets. I guess 12 million buys plenty of solid handoffs to AP. Let’s move on to the (serious) discussions on the Vikes being your solid Super Bowl contender out of the NFC. Here’s to seeing Minnesota versus Philly in the NFC championship – what a friggin’ circus that would be.

  76. herewegoMN says: Aug 18, 2009 1:19 PM

    all you people worried about what favre is going to do need to worry about AP!!!!!. especially you BEAR fans. think he kills you often. that defense getting a little OLD??

  77. Mariann Pepitone says: Aug 18, 2009 1:43 PM

    Vick is not Favre. The only reason for Vick’s attention is because he served time in prison and the Eagles signed him up because no other team would take him. He needed a job. As a quarterback he is not as good as Favre and I don’t believe that the Eagles will be in the Su;per Bowl because Goodell should have given Vick the same rights as all the other players. If you reinstate a former player then he should be playing on the field. Then they could have a chance at the Super Bowel. Goodell gave too many instructions to Vick as to what he can do and not do personally. Goodell is not the best commissioner for football. I also believe the Vikings can make it with Favre. 39 years old is not that old. And Goodell wasn’t good to Favre.

  78. Mactator says: Aug 18, 2009 1:44 PM

    The Queens now have an interception King! A match made in heaven!
    The only bad thing about all this is that we’ll now have to pay bonuses to our backfield due to all the interceptions they’ll pick off. Good thing we’ve got cap room!
    Go Pack Go!!!

  79. Mariann Pepitone says: Aug 18, 2009 2:07 PM

    I am happy that Mike Singletary was chosen for coach of the 49er’s. I like Singletary and he was a fantastic player with the bears, very well respected. He knows how to train his player’s well and there is a possibility the 49er’s could make it to the Super Bowl and maybe the Bears with all the attention that Cutler received lately. I think it is in bad taste to severely downgrade any player because all player’s have made their mistakes. No one is perfect in sports. In time their perfection has an ending. Just ask Tiger Woods. And he is a great golfer. Favre is a great quarterback but an end will come also. Montana was a great quarterback and brought the 49er’s to several Su;per Bowls. I love watching football. Its the number one sport with me. We had two great surprising Super Bowls with both Manning brothers winning back to back. All I can say to you is if your team is in the Su;er Bowl and don’t win just be glad they won the chance to play. Don’t be mad at them show some congradulations that they got that far.

  80. Florio Borio says: Aug 18, 2009 2:30 PM

    Could some one flush Dewy Axehole’s toilet (his last post) for him…the copious amount of dung that he just spewed in that post probably represents the entire essence of him. I couldn’t care less about the Vikings but I hope that they crush your team’s sorry butts so that you have to slink away from here like the loser that you are. You might as well become a Pats fan, since you have their pathetic self-righteous demeanor down pat already.

  81. AmishGangsta says: Aug 18, 2009 2:34 PM

    Ha ha ha @ Dewey. Good post man. Funny stuff.
    But most importantly, very very VERY true.

  82. gooboy6 says: Aug 18, 2009 2:44 PM

    I love you dewey axewound, fricking hilarious

  83. michpack says: Aug 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Time to man up Farve Farter !

  84. Andrew Letier says: Aug 18, 2009 4:55 PM

    Favre is all about MONEY,MONEY,MONEY
    They payed he will Play

  85. moral-authority says: Aug 18, 2009 5:29 PM

    12 million? Vikings’ owner is name Ziggy, right?

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