Okay, Packers, Brett: You are officially on the clock.
And we’re talking a very tightly wound clock, one with only a few ticks remaining until it explodes.
Like my head is about to do over the way you guys have hijacked us over the last month.
He wants to play. He doesn’t want to play.
The Packers don’t want him. But they do, just not to play.
And Aaron Rogers says, it’s my team now.
It’s been Sports Fans Held Hostage, Day 35 (or somesuch; I’ve lost count.)
Roger Goodell, thankfully, is trying to put us all out of our misery. By reinstating Brett Favre on Monday he’s essentially saying he’s sick of the madness, too.
Make a decision, Brett.
Either play (and stop whining about where you play) or take the Packers’ $20 mill to become the highest-paid greeter on the planet.
And Packers, if Brett decides to play, take your second-round pick (or second-round pick and Jets QB Chad Pennington, please) and let him go.
Even if he goes to a division or conference rival, so what? Play your game and let the Favre fall where it may. How much harm can he do in a season, maybe (but highly unlikely) two seasons?
This has dragged on too long for me. Brett Favre is a great QB. But let’s not lose perspective here. Is he among the top five greatest QBs ever? If you had to have one drive to win the Super Bowl would you choose him over Unitas, Elway, Montana, Brady, Staubach, Baugh, Aikman, Graham or Manning (Peyton)?
In fact, he may not even be the best Packer QB ever. Bart Starr anyone?
None of this is meant to diminish or demean the gun-slinging Favre. He’s been wonderful entertainment and his mettle is unquestioned.
But whether we see him another season or not does not deserve all this drama and angst.
Heck, they couldn’t even get 300 people in Green Bay to demand his resinstatement as the Packer starter. And if they don’t care that much, why should we?
Packers, Brett: Call the play and run it.