Report: Vikings cool waiting for Favre
INDIANAPOLIS—There are long offseasons. Then there are offseasons that involve Brett Favre.
You know, the ones that can stretch from May to June to July and then into August.
Whatever lies ahead for the Minnesota Vikings, they’re approaching it with the right attitude. The club would love to have the 40-year-old quarterback return. He’s got one more year remaining on his contract for $13 million, and the Vikings came up one victory short of reaching the Super Bowl.
"Brett will make his decision when he makes his decision," Minnesota’s personnel boss Rick Spielman told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
That is really the only way the Vikings can play it. It’s what they have been saying all along, too, while fans take out digital billboards in Mississippi urging the future Hall of Famer to return. Spielman disputes the notion that not knowing if Favre will return puts the team in a tough position as it tries to build for the 2010 decision. Key moves must be made.
“I think everybody feels comfortable with T-Jack (Tarvaris Jackson) and with Sage (Rosenfels),” Spielman said. “We have stated that we would love to have [Favre] back, but we'll just keep on going on going about our normal business and continue building our team as we go through these processes over the next six months and see where we end up."
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