Is This The End Of The Brett Favre Era?
There lay Brett Favre, all 41 years of age on the ground. His throwing shoulder severely sprained as he was knocked out of a game against the lowly Buffalo Bills in the first quarter. Favre didn’t even attempt to get back into the game. But as he sat on the sidelines, he watched Tavaris Jackson and his team demolish the Bills with a final score of 38-14. With an injury that could threaten his streak of starts in the midst of a pretty lousy campaign compared to his majestic 2009 season, one can argue this could (and should) be the end of the Brett Favre era.
There may still be four weeks to go, but it’s not going to get any better for the Vikings or Favre. He’s punished his old bones long enough and should take a break. Nobody will complain. It’s not like the Vikings are going to make the playoffs. At this point, Favre playing is only to feed his ego. It doesn’t help the team, the fans, the coaches, the owners—nobody. Favre is very self-serving every time he steps on the field at less than 100%. So why continue now?
At this point, Favre needs to allow Jackson to play with the Vikings offense and get in a few reps, simply because there’s little to no chance Favre will be back in a Vikings uniform.
Favre’s stat lines—2,446 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and 18 picks—would get most QBs benched this late in the season in lieu of a quarterback who could use some time on the field.
Don’t be a hog, Brett. Your time is up.