NFL Network “trying all the time” to get Brett Favre on the air


If NFL Network had its druthers, viewers would see all Favre, all the time.

OK, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger told Richard Deitsch of that he’s always trying to lure Brett Favre off the tractor in Mississippi and into the TV studio, where NFL Network thinks Favre brings a great presence as an analyst.

I am trying all the time,” Weinberger said. “He likes his life, but we will always find ways to bring him on. . . . When it feels right for him, he will do it.”

It’s easy to see why Weinberger feels that way: Although Favre’s popularity took a hit in the last few years of his career, he remains one of America’s most famous former football players, and he’s also an engaging personality who knows the NFL well and can speak about it informatively without taking himself too seriously.

But Weinberger said that while he would welcome having Favre in a permanent capacity, “it’s not going to happen right now.”

So Favre won’t be on your TV much this season, no matter how hard NFL Network is trying.

22 responses to “NFL Network “trying all the time” to get Brett Favre on the air

  1. Are we prepared to have him cry at the end of every segment? Although it would be cool when he wedgies one of the hosts…

  2. Got to better than most of the so called/hard to understand analysis on NFL Network.

  3. bucrightoff says:
    Aug 29, 2013 5:24 PM
    Favre right now > Christian Ponder
    I’m sure. I think if he got in shape and had a good team around him he would be better than most NFL qbs right now…

  4. I’d prefer Favre over that blasphemous murderer Ray Lewis – who is now responsible for me not watching ESPN

  5. @unislaya
    It’s great to see another blogger boycott ESPN as I have. I stopped watching that network as soon as they hired that phony murderer !! Maybe when others catch on ESPN will get the message. ESPN the network that puts murderers in your living room !! With Hernandez doing segments from the Bristol county jail.

  6. The major stumbling lock is Farve’s requirement that there be a spittoon on the anchor desk for his use.

  7. Favre and the Packers are going to bury the hatchet, I don’t see why the rest of the league shouldn’t follow suit.

    The man’s a living legend and one of the best QBs to play the game. I may have been in favor of the move to Rodgers from the very beginning, but that doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the man’s accomplishments and value to the game.

    I’d love to see him be more involved with the NFL again in a different capacity.

  8. This guy is a rambling idiot who needs to be loved. Not only will you not get straightforward analysis you will not hear any honesty for fear somebody will not like him (Favre may not even know what honesty means).

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