Let’s face it, everyone knew that Brett Favre couldn’t stay retired while he still had gas in the tank. He is a first ballot hall of famer who still loves the game. I commend him for coming back. The fact that he is playing against a rival doesn’t really concern me either.
The Lions are not going to be a contender this year. The division is too strong while the Lions have a fair amount of growing to do after the 0-16 season. With that being said, the acquisition of Brett Favre is good for the Lions. Why you ask? Because this will be another few years the Vikings don’t develop a quarterback.
The biggest problem for the Vikings in recent history has been the lack of a consistent QB. Now they have one.. who is almost 40. This is another two years that they will not develop another QB since there really isn’t a QB of the future on the roster right now. The Lions could take advantage of this if Matt Stafford pans out. With a strong QB and some help for Calvin Johnson, the Lions could over-take the Vikings as early as next season.
Look for a trade request coming up soon out of the Vikings QB core also. Although Tavaris is saying that he will not ask for a trade, look for him to be dealt if Brett stays healthy through week 6.