Tuesday, January 27, 2009

King: Favre Is Done With Jets

According to a story in the New York Post, Peter King of Sports Illustrated told some in the media that he believes that Brett Favre is likely done playing football at the professional level.

However, King hinted that if Favre comes back, he wants to play for the Minnesota Vikings, not the Jets. One reason Favre does not want to return to the Jets is the fact that he will have to participate in off-season workouts, something the lazy Favre hates to do. "You're kidding yourself if you think he's going to move back to New Jersey for 12 to 16 weeks in March. 'I've never been in a [full] offseason program,' Favre told me a month ago," King writes.

Favre's stay with the Jets was a rather weird one. He was received well by the fans and some of his teammates when he first arrived in August, but there were other problems brewing in the clubhouse. First it was Lavernous Coles vile hatred for Favre, as well as Thomas Jones' hatred of Favre for throwing big interceptions down the stretch of the season. Then came anonymously cited stories stating that Favre never hung around with his Jet teammates, and that Eric Mangini was never thrilled about having Favre on the team. Top that off with a disastrous 1-4 finish to the season that killed New York's playoff chances, whereby Favre's stay will be remembered rather infamously forever.

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