Just thought we should clear that up quickly, because we know your NFL just isn’t the same without an old man pretending to be a young man.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio was nice enough to provide us with some peace of mind on the Favre front:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders are not considering Brett Favre, and the possibility of signing him hasn’t been discussed.
Of course, this doesn’t mean his name won’t come up.
Yes, Favre is retired. But, yes, it has been widely suspected that he’d be tempted to consider a Roger Clemens-style partial season, under the right circumstances.
Florio outlined several flimsy reasons for why a quarterback-strapped Oakland team after Jason Campbell’s season-ending collarbone injury could appeal to Favre, ranging from the young core of receivers in Oakland that’s led by Darrius Heyward-Bey, to something about Darth Vader.
Here’s our rebuttal in video form…
Again, this time with feeling…
Of course, we can’t rule out any possibility with Favre. If I read a report that he’s entering the 2012 Presidential race it would be greeted with a casual shrug.
But look at these two videos again, and the repeated crumbling of an aging body that’s absorbed 54 sacks over the last two seasons. Then observe Oakland’s remaining schedule, and the gauntlet lined up for Favre in the unlikely event that he considers suiting up in the Bay Area. The bone-breaking pass rushers he’d face include sack leader Jared Allen, Elvis Dumervil, Von Miller, Ndamukong Suh, Julius Peppers, and Tamba Hali.
For our sake and Favre’s, let’s hope Florio’s source is right.