Brett Favre — who has thrown more interceptions than any quarterback in NFL history and won his only Super Bowl in 1997 — again decided against retirement and will return to the Vikings this season.
“My sources indicate the Vikings will welcome Favre back with open arms even though he’s thrown an all-time record 347 interceptions, including one last season in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game to ice the win for the Saints,” said ESPN’s John Clayton. “This is despite having Tarvaris Jackson waiting in the wings with only 18 career INTs.”
Clayton added that Favre did in fact win a Super Bowl once, but it was more than 13 years ago. He noted that Favre had a history of throwing interceptions at critical points of big games.
“Since winning Super Bowl 31 in 1997, Favre has a very mediocre playoff record of 6-8,” said Clayton. “In those eight losses he’s thrown a whopping 20 interceptions. Even with that terrible showing, the Vikings have decided to bring him back.”
Around the NFC North, defensive backs are reacting strongly to the news of Favre’s return.
“Going into this year, I figured I’d be lucky to get three or four picks,” said Bears CB Charles “Peanut” Tillman. “Now that Brett’s returning, I could get three or four in just one game against the Vikings.”