Brett Favre flew to Minnesota yesterday after getting a visit from three of his teammates, who headed to Mississippi with the sole purpose of getting an answer from No. 4 about his playing status for 2010. That answer appears to be another year of football, as Favre is reportedly expected to practice today with the Vikings.
Earlier this month when Favre reportedly sent text messages to teammates saying he was done, it was a relief more than anything. Not only is the drama surrounding Favre just annoying, but he has owned the Lions over his career, and playing against a Vikings team led by Tarvaris Jackson was much more appealing than one with No. 4 at the helm.
With Favre now back, the Vikings are without a doubt a Super Bowl contender. There's no telling if his ankle and the rest of his body will hold up, especially considering the Vikings open against the Saints, which gave Favre an enormous beating in the NFC title game. Even so, the Vikings will be much tougher with Favre at quarterback than someone like Jackson, so the two games against Minnesota appear to be much less winnable then they were for a day or two earlier this month.
On the one hand, I'm glad Favre finally made a decision, but on the other hand, I wish he would retire for good and just go away. Unfortunately it doesn't look like that will be happening for at least another year.