No development regarding the career of Brett Favre is official until the official Favre family scrivener, Al Jones of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, chimes in.
Jones reports, citing an unnamed family source, that no decision has been made by Favre regarding whether he’ll retire for the third annual year.
“Brett has not made a commitment to play or a decision to return at this point,” the source said.
So what in the hell is going on here?
Since Favre himself has remained silent, and since we believe the reports that he has advised team officials and teammates that he’s retiring, this whole thing could be a power play aimed at getting more money for Favre or, more likely, getting the team off his ass about showing up for the third preseason game.
Indeed, we’ve got a feeling that the organization had been pressuring him to show up for the preseason home opener, and that Favre finally decided to make it known that he simply won’t show up at all. By never acknowledging it himself, he’ll never look like he was lying.
And so the end result will be more money for Favre and the ability to show up on the Friday before the first game, giving him six days to prepare to face the Saints on September 9.