Cook says Favre could play “better than a lot of them out there today”

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When Brett Favre retired, I decided that he wouldn’t be regarded as actually gone for good until at least two seasons go by without Favre playing.

Two seasons have now gone by without Favre playing.  So, of course, his agent is now talking about Favre playing.

Today, he could play today,” Bus Cook said Monday night at a speaking event in Mobile, Alabama.  “I saw him the other day.  He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.

“His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms.  He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day.  He runs four or five miles a day.  He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated.  He loves it.  His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds.  He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”

Cook may be right.  There are plenty of bad quarterbacks in the NFL.  And Favre arguably is better, even right now, than many of them.

But none of this means Favre is inclined to return.  I’d always thought he’d consider a Roger Clemens-style half season with a contending team that needs a quarterback.

This year, there really isn’t.  Even if there were, the chances of a Favre return at age 43 (he’ll turn 44 next month) are slim.

57 responses to “Cook says Favre could play “better than a lot of them out there today”

  1. If Pryor’s concussion keeps him out I’d feel more comfortable with Favre than Flynn. Heck, would rather have McFadden play there than Flynn.

  2. I agree Completely.

    He would have to have the best O-line to ever walk the planet though. O-line couldn’t give up anymore than 1 sack every week…otherwise that old body would be mush

  3. Someone please get a picture (not below the waist) of this sub 10 % body fat bert Farve.

    I don’t know why Cook is BS’ing the world other than he wants to be listened to, but i’m very confident this is all nonsense.

    I’d bet Bert hasn’t run 5 miles in the last 2 years!

  4. Favre is absolutely not coming back, but Cook is absolutely right. There are ten teams by my count with worse QBs than Favre.

  5. noooo….no comeback….

    just get in the HOF fame already…..

    Favre should have gone in with this 2013 class

  6. I doubt he truly wants to play again. But if he did, why the heck not? He would be better than at least eight and probably more like 12 starters in the league right now.

  7. My favorite memory of him was watching his head bounce off the frozen ground courtesy of Corey Wootton. Seeing him laying there unconscious was one of the most heartwarming things I will ever see. That being said, I would love for him to come back. Who has the worst O-Line in the league? That’s where I want to see him wash up. Maybe he can ride a bike 30-40 miles to the right sideline and make a cross body throw into the middle of the field with his blacksmith arms.

  8. I have been a fan of Favre ever since he came to the Green Bay Packers. Even though he could never play for the Packers again I would love to see him take the field again.

  9. The old gunslinger! Love him or hate him, he made the NFL a little better, a tad more enjoyable! Just a common man, trying to win something.

  10. Can we get an article about how one person thinks LT2 can play today, but won’t? How Phil Simms looks pretty fit and could play, but won’t.
    Marino is probably better than some QB’s today. He could play, but won’t. Can we get that “story” too?

  11. @ma5terbater – Wow, you enjoyed seeing Favre getting hurt more than the look in the cat’s eyes when you hang them from coat hooks? Or the screams from the homeless guy sleeping in the alley when you pour scalding coffee on him? Are you sure that’s your favorite memory? You must really hate Favre.

  12. look at all the viking fans begging on here!!! ppppppppppllllleeeeeeaaaaassssssseeeeee favre!!! come back brett!!! the funny part is the vikings past twice on rodgers in his draft, also passed on colin kapernick, and russell wilson. by the time the vikings get a qb worth a damn peterson will be retired.

  13. As a Steelers fan, I’d love to see a quarterback who’s in “the best shape of his life” wearing the Black & Gold…

  14. ma5terbla5t3r says:Sep 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    My favorite memory of him was watching his head bounce off the frozen ground courtesy of Corey Wootton. Seeing him laying there unconscious was one of the most heartwarming things I will ever see

    I hope you see nothing beyond tomorrow.

  15. Please please please! I hated BF until he was with the Jets. When he went to the Vikings and started playing the fools in the media every year on retirement, I started liking him more and more. Should have won the SB in 2010 were it not for the cheating Saints.

  16. The only way I see Favre coming back , if Rodgers got hurt and was done for the year.
    And TT called Brett and asked nicely….
    I could see him coming back to play for the Pack under those circumstances.

  17. ok this will never happen but think about it—Favre come back as a backup for the Packers. he gets to retire as a Packer…all the haters will come around because he has humbled himself to the role of backup. all the faithful will be beside theirselves seeing that number 4 on the sideline again. he’s welcomed back to Lambeau. maybe they will make a movie about it.

  18. Man, if he could still do it, it would be a blast to see Brett out there again. But if he came back & was washed up it would be horrible. If anyone could come back, it would be Brett!

  19. To all those who think my post about “my favorite memory of him was watching his head bounce off the frozen ground courtesy of Corey Wootton”, I ask you: isn’t karma rough? The self-aggrandizing nonsense that everyone had to put up with for years, coupled with ESPN willingly being his official network, was stomach churning. I consider that hit a fitting end (with a bullet) to a half-wit QB who wore out both his effectiveness and welcome in 2000. If it makes you feel any better, I also enjoyed seeing him get slaughtered by Arthur Moates as well even though he wasn’t knocked out.

  20. Favre has ALWAYS craved attention. I found it quite funny with the drama he created but in all honesty I laughed much more at those who actually CARED about what he did or said off the field.

    Now for those who want REAL comedy which isn’t premeditated then they should keep tabs on old Jerruh in Dallas – Favre can’t hold a candle to him for laughs or entertainment.

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