If he is cleared, Brett Favre will start for Vikings Sunday

So it’s come down to a meaningless game at Ford Field against the Detroit Lions for Brett Favre.

Will the future Hall of Fame quarterback make one last stand in a 20-year NFL career?

The Vikings close out the season on Sunday and the question is whether or not Favre will return for one final game in his storied career. He was held out Tuesday night at Philadelphia because he has yet to be cleared to return from a concussion suffered in the Dec. 20 loss to the Chicago Bears. Will Favre play again or will the enduing memory of him, at least for those who watched the game, be the sack Corey Wootton had that drove Favre’s helmet into the turf at TCF Bank Stadium?

“If Brett can go, Brett will be our quarterback for sure, if he were able to pass the concussion test," Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "So it wouldn't be an issue for me or our team if Brett were able to go."

Rookie Joe Webb played well against the Eagles, all things considered, and getting him more experience isn’t a bad idea. But Frazier has a sense of history for the game and an appreciation for what Favre has meant to the NFL. If Favre is ready and wants to play, the bet here is he takes the field for the Vikings.

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