One of his teammates, linebacker Ben Leber, would appreciate knowing sooner than later.
“We would love to have the guy back. My gut feeling is that he is going to come back,” Leber said on NFL Network Monday. “I think a respectable timetable would be to let us know as early as possible.”
Leber said that knowing Favre’s plans early could help the team with their draft plans. In measured tones, Leber said what we’d expect most of his teammates to say. He doesn’t want to wait all offseason wondering who his quarterback is.
“I think waiting all the way until the end is just going to be detrimental to this team. I think he’s going to make decision quick, and I hope he does,” Leber said.
Favre’s former teammate linebacker Nick Barnett was with Leber on the segment, and said not knowing puts a team at a disadvantage. He was more realistic about Favre’s timeline.
“It’s better for him to make the decision faster,” Barnett said. “But I doubt that he’s going to do that.”