Though nothing has been finalized yet (and if it has been, it hasn’t been announced), Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will be getting more money in 2010.
We know this because NBC’s Al Michaels asked him a question on the subject which presumed that Favre was getting more money, and Favre never said he wasn’t getting more money in response.
In fact, Al didn’t even have to ask an actual question to get it out of him.
“They re-did your contract,” Michaels said. “Some people would say, ‘You know what he was doing, he was just looking for a better deal.’”
“I knew that would be some peoples’ assumption,” Favre said. “It was tempting, but I’ve always made a lot of money, and I knew I didn’t need it.”
“Did it move you closer to coming back?” Michaels asked.
“Honestly, no,” Favre said. “It all came back to feeling obligated to the guys. That was really the strongest pull. I’m no fool. It’s a lot of money. But that in itself was not the biggest factor.”
And there’s the inconsistency — the classic inconsistency that is Brett Favre. In one breath, he said that the money wasn’t a factor at all in luring him back. Then, he says that the money “in itself was not the biggest factor.”
So, as anyone with a pulse and a functioning brain already knew, Favre is getting more money, and that money was at least a factor in his decision to return.
UPDATE: And here’s the video.