No one knows whether Brett Favre will return to the Minnesota Vikings this year or walk away from the NFL for good. That includes Favre’s agent, Bus Cook.
Cook also said Favre is “not even thinking about it.”
That means the Vikings are in the difficult position of planning for the 2010 season without knowing who their starting quarterback will be. But Rick Spielman, the Vikings’ vice president of player personnel, said the Vikings can live with that.
“Brett will make his decision when he makes his decision,” Spielman said. “I don’t want to get into what we’re committed to and what we’re not committed to because I think this time of year everything is in flux, everything is etched in oatmeal.”
That means, Spielman said, the Vikings will just go into the off-season hoping Favre will come back but also leaving room for the possibility that Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will compete for the starting quarterback job in training camp.
“I don’t think it’s tough,” Spielman said. “I think everybody feels comfortable with T-Jack and with Sage. We have stated that we would love to have [Favre] back, but we’ll just keep on going on going about our normal business and continue building our team as we go through these processes over the next six months and see where we end up.”
Yes, Spielman said “six months.” Be prepared to hear about the Favre comeback story through late August.