Brett Favre milled around during pregame warmups Monday night looking every bit like a 41-year-old man.
Dressed in black warmups with a winter hat on indoors, Favre seemed a little lost. He often kept his hands in his pocket, perhaps to cover his somewhat hideous purple right hand. (Favre’s hand is reportedly numb.) Sitting out is a new experience for him, and it sounds like one he’s going to have to get used to.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that it’s very “possible/likely” the Vikings will place Favre on injured reserve. Troy Aikman of FOX also casually mentioned that Tarvaris Jackson would likely remain the Vikings starting quarterback through the end of the season.
We have had our fun with Favre on PFT, but his consecutive games streak is an incredible achievement worthy of celebration. Unfortunately, the end of the streak is more sad than joyous, whether you are a Favre fan or not.
Favre’s career — especially his 2009 season — defied expectations. But this season has been sadly, strangely familiar.
The end for great quarterbacks is almost never pretty.