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Report: Brett Favre would listen if the Bears came calling

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The quarterback situation in Chicago is dire enough that there’s actually talk about what once would have been unthinkable: Brett Favre in a Bears uniform.

A source familiar with Favre’s thinking told ESPNChicago.com that Favre would listen if the Bears came calling.

It’s hard to fathom what the atmosphere would be like for the Christmas Day Bears-Packers game if Favre were the Bears’ quarterback, with a Chicago playoff bid potentially on the line, but it’s probably safe to say that this isn’t actually going to happen: The Bears are insisting that they’re not going to add any quarterbacks, and Favre hasn’t played in almost a year and looked well past his prime the last time he did play.

But the fact that sources close to Favre are telling reporters he’s interested in hearing from the Bears indicates that he doesn’t think his football career is completely over. Or at least that he enjoys having his name mentioned.

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  1. steelbydesign says: Dec 5, 2011 2:09 PM

    I’m 6’2, 165 pounds, and can throw a wobbly spiral about 15 yards…

    And I’d listen if the Bears called me.

    That’s about as relevant as this story.

  2. vegaskid21 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    Not Again!!! He……………….is……………..too……………………old…..

  3. dannymac17 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    HESSSSS BACKKKKKK

  4. b7p19 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    I would contribute $20 to make this happen.

  5. tombradysponytail says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    Wait, what?

  6. MPell says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    This will just never go away.

  7. jcw0646 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    “Or at least that he enjoys having his name mentioned.”

    Brett Favre doing this for attention? No way. Doesn’t seem like his personality.

    /sarcasm

  8. suhnum1fan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    OMG!!! Favre play with your GRAND KIDS

  9. noonie003 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:11 PM

    Here we go again…

  10. armchairqb says: Dec 5, 2011 2:11 PM

    Report: No one cares.

  11. midwestguru says: Dec 5, 2011 2:11 PM

    meh…..Why not. Do it for the story!

  12. tundey says: Dec 5, 2011 2:12 PM

    A source close to Brett Favre told me this is a lie by ESPNChicago to get some free pub.

  13. ready4doomboom says: Dec 5, 2011 2:12 PM

    Brett, just stop dude. I can handle the Wrangler Jeans commercials but not another comeback. What’s with all these teams disregards to there own backups. What’s the point of the draft and Free Agency in the off season then? Why did the Bears draft Dan Lefevour and then dump him?

  14. rdawg911 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:12 PM

    MAKE THIS HAPPEN NOW

  15. 15gb2 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:13 PM

    Tebow vs Farve would be epic

  16. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Dec 5, 2011 2:13 PM

    Brett would listen! Sounds like Brett would jump through the phone. This guy is like a bad dream. He is done, toast, finished, fried. What kind of future does your team have if BF is a part of it. Circus would be close.

  17. wegonnadoitbaby says: Dec 5, 2011 2:13 PM

    Told ya.

  18. fourinchfavre says: Dec 5, 2011 2:13 PM

    He just wants to TRY and ruin the packers perfect season, but that will NEVER happen. Hang it up Brett

  19. pmilz45 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:14 PM

    Brett’s like the creep who graduated 6 years ago but still pulls up to his old high school parking lot to see what the chicks are lookin’ like these days.

  20. gcsuk says: Dec 5, 2011 2:14 PM

    What is Brett looking at in the picture? His Sext Message being flashed on a Jumbotron?

  21. vikesfansteve says: Dec 5, 2011 2:15 PM

    He doesn’t have that Jen Sterger issue hanging over his head anymore, his ankle has healed. He plays well every other season.

    He would probably do pretty good.

  22. axespray says: Dec 5, 2011 2:16 PM

    Good Lord….
    First the vikings, now the bears….
    (childhood me) NOooooo!!!!
    He’s probably still got a solid arm on him and what not… but man…. idk. I mean if he wants to give it another shot at the ‘bowl, then go to the texans, not Chicago…. ugh… yuck… I can’t even imagine ole’ no.4 in a bear’s uniform….

    As a Packer fan, it would be like if GI Joe joined the taliban, then decided to become leader of north korea…. idk.

  23. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 5, 2011 2:17 PM

    I think it would be epic if he came back and beat the Packers to deny them an undefeated season and I don’t even like Favre.

  24. adderalljack says: Dec 5, 2011 2:18 PM

    Best. Christmas. Ever.

  25. We'reFineThere says: Dec 5, 2011 2:18 PM

    My team’s season is over. I’m trying to see Tebow, Favre, Yates, and to a lesser extent Alex Smith make noise in the playoffs. If the Raiders go back to pre-Palmer I’d root for them too.

  26. coleman121280 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:19 PM

    Favre Forever…

  27. tommikula says: Dec 5, 2011 2:20 PM

    Brett Favre is the NFL’s version of Wayne Gretzky…. a great player that at the end of his run offered his services up for whatever a team would give him.

    Sloppy seconds, wait thirds, fourths… anyone?

  28. slopmcflop says: Dec 5, 2011 2:20 PM

    The sad thing is, I can’t see this ever ending.

    “The Los Angeles Jaguars today announced that they have dug up the corpse of one time NFL-er Brett Favre in hopes of propping him up mid game a la “Weekend at Bernies”.

    Head coach Peyton Manning said “we don’t need him to do much, considering we’re 0-11, but we figured the jersey sales couldn’t hurt. Plus that guy won a lot of games at one point, so he brings that winning atmosphere. Kinda.”

  29. hatesycophants says: Dec 5, 2011 2:20 PM

    Couldn’t find a legitimate foray into dragging this guy into the discussion, so you made one up? A source familiar with his thinking is not a source at all. Suggesting that this source is “close” to Favre is just irresponsible journalism. Then, you call him an attention seeker? Ridiculous.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  30. damnyoulinelliot says: Dec 5, 2011 2:21 PM

    AARP is calling Brett. Listen to them instead.

  31. voiceofrealism says: Dec 5, 2011 2:21 PM

    How entertaining that would be on Christmas to see the Packers crush Favre once again. He just can’t get over it, can he? Anything to try to hurt the Packers. But I would love to see it.

  32. thehatefulnerd says: Dec 5, 2011 2:21 PM

    He HATES the Pack, but Martz’s offense is too exotic. They’d have to meet him halfway or something.

  33. phrancheyez says: Dec 5, 2011 2:21 PM

    If Brett Favre were to sign with Chicago, this would be detrimental to both Chicago’s legacy and Brett Favre’s. The only capacity of which any team should be signing this guy is as a WR coach or as a QB coach. And based on how he treated A-Rod when he was in Green Bay, even that’s questionable – though you have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he treated Aaron Rodgers poorly because of who Aaron Rodgers was – his replacement/kick out the door.

    That said, I think every other team hoping for a wildcard spot is praying that he does sign with Chicago.

  34. anarchopurplism says: Dec 5, 2011 2:22 PM

    This is awesome.

    Not only would it mean Favre playing with both rivals of the Packers………and play vs. the Packers on Christmas Day (can anyone say “Christmas bounty?”)

    Jim Harbaugh may take exception to Favre wearing #4 for Chicago!

    “I’m the original #4 with an average 73.8 passer rating for the Bears!”

  35. brutus9448 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:23 PM

    all of this because cutler was trying to be hero and make a tackle.

  36. Zach says: Dec 5, 2011 2:23 PM

    b7p19, i’m on your side, i will put $20 bucks towards him being a bear… mostly becase as a Viking fan, I hate the packers and would love to hear them cry some more about Brett abondoning them.

  37. formervikingfan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:24 PM

    George Blanda ver. 2.0

  38. dublindemonszfl says: Dec 5, 2011 2:24 PM

    The pieces are in place.

  39. classygentleman7 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:24 PM

    I’m actually all for this, because then ESPN would stop shoving Tim Tebow in my face 24/7.

  40. rexryansdirtysock says: Dec 5, 2011 2:24 PM

    People can react any which way they want but the fact is that the Bears have gone from Super Bowl contender to borderline playoff contender with Caleb Hanie.

    I can’t even fathom where Chicago would be had Hanie started the entire year. He’s been outright terrible.

    Favre has to be a better option for Chicago at this point. And you’ve got to think that Favre could at least do enough to help the team get to the playoffs.

  41. jrmbadger says: Dec 5, 2011 2:25 PM

    As a Packer fan, I cant wait for this to happen. You know Favre wants a shot at the undefeated Packers and I want that to happen – because I can always count on Favre to choke away the game at the end. This pretty much would seal Chicago’s fate.

  42. habsman says: Dec 5, 2011 2:27 PM

    Favre is about as smart as a tractor.

    The Packers super bowl win, along with the year and career that Rodgers is having, is driving old Bret insane.

    I could never understand the support he got from Pack fans after holding the team hostage for two years. He really has turned into a joke.

  43. dublindemonszfl says: Dec 5, 2011 2:27 PM

    Question, does the phrase “as a packer fan” really make anyone think the author has anything to offer?

  44. jimmysee says: Dec 5, 2011 2:28 PM

    …. also the Bears have no O-line. He’d be a sitting duck.

  45. 46defense says: Dec 5, 2011 2:29 PM

    Bears fans would NEVER support this. We would NEVER sell our soul to the devil like Minny did. And from day one, all Bears fans sided with the Packers management on cutting the guy… It only made sense! Heck they already have a guy better than him! He could win twice as many Super Bowls this year!

    Although I hope he doesn’t… Sorry I am a Bears fan ;-)

  46. t3dstrik3r says: Dec 5, 2011 2:29 PM

    Please please please let this happen. It was so funny to see Vikings fans totally flip flop from hating him, to loving him, to hating him again. Bears fans will do the exact same thing.

  47. lisabearsfan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:29 PM

    OH. MY. GOD. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

  48. mpc5150 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:31 PM

    Of course he would, anything for the ego maniac to”stick it to the Packers” in his delusional mind….

  49. snarkzilla says: Dec 5, 2011 2:31 PM

    It’s not a “report” of anything but some sports loon fantasizing.

    REPORT: BRETT FAVRE WOULD LISTEN IF THE BEARS CAME CALLING

    LOVIE SMITH: WE’RE NOT SIGNING ANYONE

    Besides, if it doesn’t happen in a hurry the Bears will be out of the WC race and he couldn’t throw his season ending INT. So what would the point be?

  50. donterrelli says: Dec 5, 2011 2:31 PM

    Give me the thickest pads available and the league minimum salary and I’ll play for the rest of the season for them.

  51. drexelvol says: Dec 5, 2011 2:32 PM

    What.Ever.

  52. trbowman says: Dec 5, 2011 2:33 PM

    I’m not going to lie, I’d love to see Favre back.

  53. spharrgcs says: Dec 5, 2011 2:34 PM

    It’s exactly like Friday the 13th part 20. Jason (Favre) has been killed 19 times and just won’t stay dead. Just like the movie, the 20th version of Favre will be laughable.

  54. jjv2012 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    “A source familiar with Favre’s thinking”

    What does that even mean?

    “The source said Favre would listen, but his answer could be that he’ll stay retired. The source also said Favre has been working out and staying in shape.”

    Didn’t we just hear about how Favre hasn’t thrown a football in months. This sounds alot like someone just fishing for a story. Every time a starting quarterback has gotten hurt this year, someone asks the “What about Favre question?” which of course turns into Favre’s fault somehow.

  55. jerseyshoregiant says: Dec 5, 2011 2:35 PM

    suhnum1fan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    OMG!!! Favre play with your GRAND KIDS

    —————————————
    the fact that the guy is 42/43 years old and is a grandfather speaks volumes about him and his family.

  56. warriorsonthegrid says: Dec 5, 2011 2:36 PM

    habsman you don’t undesrsatnd it? Try going back in time to when the packers stunk for 25 years and were the laughing stock – Brett was the 3 X MVP of the team that changed football for us packer fans that is still going strong with A-rod – It was not easy not making the playoffs for decades -Can’t EVER forget that -

  57. test2402 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:36 PM

    There is no way. Per a source familiar with Favre’s thinking, Favre fears Tim Tebow.

  58. imopen7 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:36 PM

    He is well rested. His high school team didn’t make the play-offs.

  59. nineroutsider says: Dec 5, 2011 2:38 PM

    If he threw this out there, he should have done this when the Texans were looking. Makes far more sense given they run a version of the WCO.

    Obviously he still has a bone or two to pick with the old Pack. I think they still have one more against the Vikes as well.

    I think he must be smoking rocks, he should stay retired, but he can’t be any worse than Hanie and he would make the Bears much more watchable. He can make the throws for that offense. That Xmas day game would be can’t miss TV even if you can’t stand the guy.

  60. rexismybff says: Dec 5, 2011 2:39 PM

    This offense is a scrambling quarterback’s dream. Brett could beat the Packers with this team.

  61. shawnleblancpatsfan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:40 PM

    Favre just wants one last chance to stick it to GB and ruining their perfect season!

  62. sonvar says: Dec 5, 2011 2:41 PM

    If they aren’t looking to even add a recently released McNabb then Favre has no shot.

  63. packinnm says: Dec 5, 2011 2:44 PM

    Poor Favre…had to see all his records at southern miss fall and watch the pack going strong. He just needs some love

  64. delphinos455 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:45 PM

    I would love to see this. Be honest with yourself, Would you not want to see Brett Favre and the Bears vs the Packers in week 15? No matter what you think of Favre, that is must see TV. I want to see him play, and I want him back. People are excited about Tebow, but Favre will always be the ultimate excitement, must see tv.

  65. westclaims says: Dec 5, 2011 2:45 PM

    I would LOVE IT, and who better than to ruin the dream season of the new league darling Packers? Whether you want to admit it or not, Favre is the kind of guy that could pull off a miracle win against the Packers.

    It won’t happen, but it would be hilarious. It would make my year. Although, the Cowboys losing to the Cardinals (AGAIN) pretty much took care of that.

  66. faulkana says: Dec 5, 2011 2:45 PM

    To watch Rodgers beat the crap out of Favre in a playoff game would be worth having to hear about Favre again on every post.
    Perhaps a good old fashioned beat-down would silence His Royal Tinyness for good.

    Do it Chicago! For entertainment’s sake!

  67. wicky888 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:46 PM

    @pmilz45

    Lol best comment of the week

  68. stevedigre says: Dec 5, 2011 2:47 PM

    please stop making up news stories to drive hits.

  69. pitch87mph says: Dec 5, 2011 2:48 PM

    C’mon. This is the NFL. It’s an ENTERTAINMENT business. THIS would be INCREDIBLY entertaining! All this B.S. talk about damaging one’s “legacy”, etc. Really? He’s going to hurt his HOF chances by playing beyond his prime? Unless he tests positive for steroids and it’s found out he’s been juicing his entire career, NOTHING is going to destroy his legacy or HOF chances. And in five years (whenever that five year clock begins) and he’s up for HOF, his presenter will stand up and say “Brett Favre” and sit down (see Peter King story on similar presentation to committee for another legend). If he’s not a unanimous first ballot HOFer, it will be because some idiot is bitter or just plain stupid! If he’s got it, I WANT to see it! Every season is precious. This season will likely be OVER for the Bears without a serious upgrade at QB ASAP! Do it!

  70. tigrrrr says: Dec 5, 2011 2:48 PM

    This really can change things for the bears in a quick way.

  71. tigrrrr says: Dec 5, 2011 2:48 PM

    This really can change things for the bears in a quick way.

  72. imsmarterthanyou says: Dec 5, 2011 2:49 PM

    Shut up, now. And anyone who even entertains this as possible, you’re a complete moron. You know who you are. In Chicago? Really? Come on man!

    Signed,

    Bears Fan.

  73. dvdman123 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:51 PM

    Oh please leave it alone. The man can’t even throw a football 20 yards anymore.

  74. hystoracle says: Dec 5, 2011 2:52 PM

    If the Bears are going to bring in an aging retired QB to finish the season, then Warner would actually make more sense. He actually has played in Martz’s system before so the transition would be much quicker. Not to mention he has won just as many superbowls as Favre.

  75. alabamacowboy says: Dec 5, 2011 2:52 PM

    Dear Brett Favre,

    GO AWAY

    Sincerely,

    NFL fans

  76. dvdman123 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:53 PM

    I think Tracy Porter just picked off Brett Favre again. Seriously though, John Madden says he’ll come out of retirement too if Brett does.

  77. worldwidebleater says: Dec 5, 2011 2:54 PM

    Favre and the Bears flirting? I wonder if he sent Lovie a picture of his johnson.

  78. 4gone says: Dec 5, 2011 2:55 PM

    Nice Story but it will never happen. He is not coming back for anyone. Martz offense would be a problem. 4 games left – ain’t happening.
    Would love to know who this “source” is??

  79. elroyjetsson says: Dec 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    If Ndamukong Suh stomps his arm he could gum his ankle

  80. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    Some please remind me why we put phones in Mississippi.

  81. bubba703 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    Just because Favre does his annual flip flop yet again and announces he’d be willing to play football once more does not mean any team with an injured starting QB is going to back the Brink’s up to his door midseason. How long are you gonna keep prolonging this silliness?

  82. scerpico22 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:56 PM

    who is this Brett Favre guy anyway???

  83. worldwidebleater says: Dec 5, 2011 2:57 PM

    It’s Christmas miracle. God Bless us one and all. The greatest sports story ever would be Farve v Tebow in February. ESPN would have to double it’s staff of blowhards just to keep the hype machine rolling.

  84. childressrulz says: Dec 5, 2011 2:57 PM

    A source familiar with Favre’s thinking told ESPNChicago.com that Favre would listen if the Bears came calling.
    _______________________
    Favre is done! He wouldn’t be interested in playing for the Bears. They are just a bunch of losers.

  85. hrmlss says: Dec 5, 2011 2:58 PM

    Damn, my tickets to that game just sold this morning. I’d love to watch Brett again, under handed toss to the T.E. falling down in the snow, throwing that last second interception to end the game, walking off Lambeau in shame and ridicule. At least he could see the best quarterback in Packer History play up close one last time, and lose to him in another uniform….

  86. squinn21 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:58 PM

    Would be pretty hilarious to watch a classy guy like Rodgers rip a trader like Favre to pieces on Christmas day if he signed with the Bears.

  87. boiler72 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:59 PM

    b7p19, i’m on your side, i will put $20 bucks towards him being a bear… mostly becase as a Viking fan, I hate the packers and would love to hear them cry some more about Brett abondoning them.

    _______________________________

    Actually, as a Packers fan, watching you attempt to use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling – that’s really the only entertainment that we need anymore, LOL. But, please continue!

  88. colinito says: Dec 5, 2011 2:59 PM

    more proof that Favre is the real life Kenny Powers

  89. purpleman527 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:01 PM

    Hilarious…………………………….

    Favre could beat the Vikings, the Pack, and the Jets in the Superbowl, and ride off into the Mississippi swamp, wearing his wranglers, while on a tractor sexting some bimbo, who “worked” for the Bears.

    I mean, it has possibilities.

  90. scfr44 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:02 PM

    with the poor play of our offensive line, old man farve wouldnt last a quarter.

  91. slatetundra07 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    He did it to us as a Pack. He did it to the Vikes. He can go ahead a do it to da Bears. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. Merry Christmas!!

  92. jrizzo575 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    and if Stafford goes out again, let me guess, Ol’ 4 would listen to the Lions, right? The NFC North trifecta.

    It’s all about trying to get back at the Pack, which is why he wanted so badly to play for the Vikes. Spite.

    Whata dooosh.

  93. myasylum11 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    I just don’t even believe this!

  94. donmajik7 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    He would listen if the Bears called….. Why so he could cement his record of his final pass with 5 different teams being intercepted?

    Go back to Rodgers shadow Bert!!!

  95. tundey says: Dec 5, 2011 3:04 PM

    Look who wouldn’t listen if a team came to him with a boatload of money and asks for 1 more try? I have never played QB before but if they came to me, I would say yes before they even finish the sentence. If Kerry Collins didn’t say no when the Colts came to him, why would Brett say no?

  96. packerfanfordecades says: Dec 5, 2011 3:04 PM

    My advice to Chicago: try the Vikings “older QB star utilization” strategy one more time:

    First bring in Brett for a couple of games, then bring in Donovan for the last two games. Maybe for the Lambeau Christmas game, try a special trick play with 12 guys on offense including both Brett and Donovan.

    Then lets see if next year the Bears also start the season with a 2-10 record.

  97. 4sacroc says: Dec 5, 2011 3:04 PM

    More intriguing question:

    Is Deanna still living with Favre?

  98. 4sacroc says: Dec 5, 2011 3:06 PM

    Favre has “Rodgers Envy.”

    Bad.

  99. mushroomcloudmofo says: Dec 5, 2011 3:06 PM

    As a Packer fan, I’d love it.

    Bottom line: the dude is a wild card. I have no doubt he could jump right in with minimal preparation and throw for 350+, 3 TDs and probably and INT (naturally). I also have no doubt the very next game he could throw for 150 with a TD and 5 INTs.

    His schtick is old, but he’s an entertaining as hell football player.

  100. knightringonow says: Dec 5, 2011 3:07 PM

    I hate to say this, but at this point
    Betty Farve IS a better option than McPukey.
    Neither will ultimately win but you’ll
    go farther with Betty.

  101. greendreams6 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:09 PM

    Please make this happen, for entertainment purposes only!!!!!!

  102. firethorn1001 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:11 PM

    ‘Brett’s like the creep who graduated 6 years ago but still pulls up to his old high school parking lot to see what the chicks are lookin’ like these days’
    ————————————————

    ‘That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.’

  103. pencepost says: Dec 5, 2011 3:13 PM

    Here is the pitch the Bears would give:

    “Hey Brett, we’re hoping you can come try out at QB for us. It would take you at least a couple weeks to get in shape and learn our playbook, then you’ll complete with Hanie for the job, unless he wins the next game of course, but you still might be able to get in two or three starts before Cutler comes back for the playoffs. One of the games is against the Packers, so it’ll be “Aaron vs. Brett” and everyone will be talking about who’s better, it’ll be great. Did we mention our tailback is injured so our offensive coordinator will want to pass every down? You’ll love it. Hope you don’t mind throwing to Roy Williams, our offensive line is not the greatest, but if you’re still into painkillers that should be no problem for you. All we need you to do is not make too many turnovers since our game plan is all about winning the turnover battle and playing good defense, is that too much to ask? All we really need from you is help beating the Seahawks and Vikings to make the playoffs. Speaking of the playoffs, did we mention Cutler will be back then so we might have to put you on our practice squad? Hope that’s ok. Let us know if you’re interested.”

  104. sweepthleg says: Dec 5, 2011 3:14 PM

    HE’S…… OVER 9000!

    Nooooooooo!!!!!!!

  105. slew55 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:15 PM

    Yeah, and I saw Elvis the other day. We will be hearing this same story for the next 20 years.

  106. theytukrjobs says: Dec 5, 2011 3:16 PM

    This would be so awesome. The NFL just isn’t the same without the guy.

    You realize that Favre comebacks will be a meme years from now, much like Jeff George comebacks have been for the last decade.

  107. Bar None says: Dec 5, 2011 3:16 PM

    It’s amazing what a Super Bowl ring followed by a 12-0 start by your heir will do to a guy.

  108. kinguga says: Dec 5, 2011 3:16 PM

    Are these “close to Favre” sources contacting the media, or is the media contacting the sources? If the media is doing the contacting, then the media is the culprit for ginning up such stories. If that’s the case, I’m damned tired of it.

  109. zonedogz says: Dec 5, 2011 3:19 PM

    Favre is the NFL’s version of Freddie Krueger.

  110. chipper41 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:22 PM

    fire martz now and let brett improvise the plays the rest of year and chicago makes the playoffs…of course Brett will throw 4 picks in the conference championship game against the packers and break everyone’s heart again!

  111. wydok says: Dec 5, 2011 3:30 PM

    No, no, no, no, no. Please, no.

  112. lostsok says: Dec 5, 2011 3:31 PM

    Considering all that I and my fellow Dolphin fans have endured the last decade, every time I read a Farve article I think my lucky stars that at least we had a class-act QB that didn’t put us through this nonsense.

    I think about the headlines I never had to read: Marino joins Jets. Marino joins Bills. I can’t imagine what it must be like for Packer fans to have seen Favre in a Vikes uni. And now the Bears?

    Farve has crapped all over his legacy in Green Bay. I don’t blame fans there one bit if they loath the man now.

  113. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 5, 2011 3:32 PM

    This is obviously a publicity stunt by the failed experiment called the ESPN local websites. Unfortunately, some of my fellow brainwashed Packer fans will use this unsubstantiated rumor to further their hatred for Favre.

  114. demonspank says: Dec 5, 2011 3:33 PM

    Oh good, that should cut down on the interceptions.

  115. favreblows says: Dec 5, 2011 3:43 PM

    Favre Blows.

  116. Cowboys Blue says: Dec 5, 2011 3:44 PM

    Admit People, you want to see Favre in a Bear jersey!!!!!

  117. ducksouped says: Dec 5, 2011 3:44 PM

    if anyone needs me, ill be the one hanging in the doorway.

  118. sacram3ntal says: Dec 5, 2011 3:59 PM

    See, I always thought those sad-sacks who kept saying “Favre Forever” were pathetic Favre fanboys.

    Turns out they were just trying to warn all of us.

  119. trapshoot says: Dec 5, 2011 4:02 PM

    Dumb idea. Never happen. He’d never get in shape in time to avoid getting severely injured.

  120. voiceofrealism says: Dec 5, 2011 4:21 PM

    He could play against Green Bay on Christmas. Then Stafford gets hurt and he could play for Detroit on New Years day against GB again! Go away Uncle Rico.

  121. granadafan says: Dec 5, 2011 4:22 PM

    Is Favre making his way through NFC North teams just to get back at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? What a bitter old man he is.

  122. mcjon22 says: Dec 5, 2011 4:47 PM

    Just when you thought Favre couldn’t alienate Packer fans worse than he already has…

    But it would be great to see, and anyone that thinks Calib Haine is better then Favre right now needs to stop drinking Jamarcus Russell’s Purple Drank.

  123. shaggytoodle says: Dec 5, 2011 4:57 PM

    Favre really doesn’t want to come back, he just didn’t feel like hearing about Tim Tebow all day.

  124. bears5683 says: Dec 5, 2011 6:11 PM

    I’ll take a QB who can have a 60-70 QB rating (McNabb or Farve) with experience and leadership skills than an QB with a 40-50 rating (Hanie)

  125. Derty Ernie says: Dec 5, 2011 8:29 PM

    This has got to be some joker playing a prank. I don’t think even Favre is dumb enough to come back,he knows he is done and can’t play at that level anymore, those days are gone and he doesn’t need the money.
    I actually feel sorry for him now. Yes he unretired a few times but this is not his fault.
    He ain’t coming back and doesn’t want to.

  126. buzmeg says: Dec 5, 2011 8:31 PM

    He could become the NLF’s designated QB. Any team that has an injured starting QB just beckons his Lordness and he takes the snaps for the upcoming game.

    Just joking so don’t bash me.

  127. cgarsmoker says: Dec 5, 2011 9:12 PM

    Brett Farve will do anything to stay in the spotlight….all the while, making himself out to be a fool. Hasn’t he tarnished his legacy enough? The guy just doesn’t know when to quit.

  128. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 5, 2011 9:18 PM

    I’m sure pawpaw would love it! He hates the Packers and would do anything to get back at them because they finally called him on his yoyo retirement crap. After Rodgers breaks all of his records the Pack will be laughing their asses off! Just go away, act like a man.Oh wait! He is still 4!!

  129. sasman50 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:03 PM

    He just loves to see his name in the media… best decision the Pack made – letting him go… I’d take Flynn over him any day. Lost far more games than he won by his gunslinger attitude. Rodgers – much more of a thinking QB – would rather eat it than toss it up and ‘hope’.

  130. dd393 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:05 PM

    This is getting to be some kind of wrestling association.

  131. 70chev4x4 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:48 PM

    Favre is a legend in the game. He had alot on his mind last year with that Jen Sterger crap. Did anyone else notice that she didnt come forward with the story till right before the vikes played the jets last year. If it was such a big deal why didnt she say anything when it was happening? I dont know if he can still play but i sure would like to see him try!!!

  132. dietrich43 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:59 PM

    In related news, he’d also listen if Jen Sterger called him. Or any brunette for that matter.

  133. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 6, 2011 12:00 AM

    Not if Forte is out.

  134. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 6, 2011 12:09 AM

    never ever rule anything out with this guy.

  135. lookatthefarside says: Dec 6, 2011 12:58 AM

    I feel sorry favre the bears…

  136. championshipbeltmove says: Dec 6, 2011 2:30 AM

    jerseyshoregiant says:
    Dec 5, 2011 2:35 PM
    suhnum1fan says: Dec 5, 2011 2:10 PM

    OMG!!! Favre play with your GRAND KIDS

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    the fact that the guy is 42/43 years old and is a grandfather speaks volumes about him and his family.

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    Kind of a dumb@$$ comment. How does that reflect on him or his family. I was getting play at 16 and I’m now 26. Lucky I don’t have any kids. I just happens sometimes. Cuz his daughter had intercourse at a young age, in this day and age, make him or his family any less upstanding. That comment has nothing to do with football anyways. Obviously you don’t have kids or are just completely ignorant! Sometimes things happen and credit to him for not trying to cover it up or any of that other bs.

  137. truthserum4u says: Dec 6, 2011 3:59 AM

    pmilz45 says:Dec 5, 2011 2:14 PM

    Brett’s like the creep who graduated 6 years ago but still pulls up to his old high school parking lot to see what the chicks are lookin’ like these days.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    axespray says:Dec 5, 2011 2:16 PM

    Good Lord….
    First the vikings, now the bears….
    (childhood me) NOooooo!!!!
    He’s probably still got a solid arm on him and what not… but man…. idk. I mean if he wants to give it another shot at the ‘bowl, then go to the texans, not Chicago…. ugh… yuck… I can’t even imagine ole’ no.4 in a bear’s uniform….

    As a Packer fan, it would be like if GI Joe joined the taliban, then decided to become leader of north korea…. idk.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    slopmcflop says:Dec 5, 2011 2:20 PM

    The sad thing is, I can’t see this ever ending.

    “The Los Angeles Jaguars today announced that they have dug up the corpse of one time NFL-er Brett Favre in hopes of propping him up mid game a la “Weekend at Bernies”.

    Head coach Peyton Manning said “we don’t need him to do much, considering we’re 0-11, but we figured the jersey sales couldn’t hurt. Plus that guy won a lot of games at one point, so he brings that winning atmosphere. Kinda.”

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    You guys crack me up! They’re just as funny the third & fourth time around. Tears streaming from my eyes.

  138. truthserum4u says: Dec 6, 2011 6:14 AM

    donmajik7 says:Dec 5, 2011 3:03 PM

    He would listen if the Bears called….. Why so he could cement his record of his final pass with 5 different teams being intercepted?

    Go back to Rodgers shadow Bert!!!

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    Please don’t let facts get in your way.

    His first pass in Atlanta (the NFL for that matter) was an INT returned for a TD against Washington, but his last pass was an incompletion.

    His last pass in New York was a completion that was later lateralled forward. The original completion stood.

    [Last pass:
    (:17) (Shotgun) 4-B.Favre pass short left to 29-L.Washington to NYJ 5 for 4 yards. Lateral to 4-B.Favre to NYJ 7 for 2 yards. 4-B.Favre pass incomplete short right to 89-J.Cotchery. PENALTY on NYJ-4-B.Favre, Illegal Forward Pass, 3 yards, enforced at NYJ 7.

    Source(s): NFL.com]

    His last pass as a Viking (against Chicago) was an incompletion.

    Gee, that leaves only one team where his last pass was an interception. But keep making stuff up because it makes you look so smart.

  139. truthserum4u says: Dec 6, 2011 6:24 AM

    sasman50 says:Dec 5, 2011 10:03 PM

    Lost far more games than he won by his gunslinger attitude.

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    Favre’s career record: 186-112-0

    Winning record for every team he played for where he was the QB of record.

    Only two seasons with a losing record during his entire career.

    He had the gunslinger attitude his entire career; so how did he accomplish his overall record if he lost more than he won?

  140. truthserum4u says: Dec 6, 2011 6:38 AM

    Truth is Favre’s skills hadn’t deteriated all that much last year. The Vikings’ O-line and WR corp, with injuries and poor play, had more to do with his down year. (Funny if you don’t address weak spots they tend to remain the same problem the following year)

    These two areas are of concern in Chicago as well. That, along with an unfamiliar & difficult system, football inactivity, and being another year older, I can’t see any traction with this rumor.

    Makes you wonder though; is this Favre craving attention, the media stirring up the pot to drum up hits or viewership, or someone in the Favre camp seeking to be a bigshot? All three are great possibilities.

  141. packerfanarodmvp says: Dec 6, 2011 11:21 PM

    hello people. I just had to join this blog, if only to comment on this Favre nonsense.

    Dont you readers recognize a joke when you read one? Obviously this guy is joking. A source close to Favre’s thinking? R-I-G-H-T! So does this mean that the Pychic Friends Network is coming out of Retirement (back from scam hell) also?

    I agree with whoever mentioned about Kurt Warner being a better option. Although, he is too smart to try, and he does know when to say good night Gracie.

    I think it was just meant to be humorous, honestly. And as side benefit, make as many ignorant and un-educated people as possible, talk about him again. In his defense, there were no direct quotes, except for his thoughts, which you cant technically quote, lol

    and so I say, Good night Gracie. If you dont know who Gracie is or where the phrase, “Good Night Gracie” is from, go Google it. And no, I am not over 60, I just love the phrase, lol. I am 44.

  142. packerfanarodmvp says: Dec 6, 2011 11:53 PM

    Oh, and by the way, I believe that his last pass was a pick. I remember watching the Monday Viking game, and He was knocked to the ground, and he did one of his basket throws, and someone from the opponents team, got the ball.

    But even if I remember in error, his last pass as a Jet and as a Packer, were both picks, that is indisputable.

    Go Pack! and we dont care as much about being 16-0, as we would be to go 19-0, or 18-1, or 17-2, as long as one of the wins was Super Bowl 46.

  143. The Prophet says: Dec 7, 2011 12:51 AM

    give me a break. BRETT FAVRE DID NOT SAY ANY OF THIS!!!!!

    The report says “someone familiar with his thinking”????

    THIS IS NOT BRETT FAVRE, LEAVE HIM ALONE ALL YOU COMMENT HATERS!!!!

    If he said this, say what you want, but he did none of this, so back off.

  144. gooboy6 says: Dec 7, 2011 7:42 AM

    ESPN-milk your cash as long as you can because someday you will be TMZ and a new authentic sports network will rise up. A sports enterprise with INTEGRITY

  145. bmfwest says: Dec 11, 2011 11:29 AM

    “a source familiar with Favre’s thinking…”

    would that be his shrink? Oh, heavens no, it must be the buffoon Peter King! (is there gas in the car?)

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