The not-so-long awaited news is official: Brett Favre will return to Green Bay as a starting quarterback for season 16. Unlike last year, when he didn’t announce until April, he announced it not long after the Packers ended 8-8 for the 2006 season.
The last time I wrote, I made it clear that I wasn’t taking a side. I really enjoy watching the Packers play, especially with 4 at the helm (Favre’s jersey number). But IÂ supported his decision to return in the past… he knows better than anyone whether he should return or not. He’s not the quick, young quarterback that he was a decade ago, but I think he still has a lot of good passes in him.
Although I don’t always believe in miracles, the fact that FavreÂ hasÂ gone this long despite all of his injuries and disappointments is enough to make one realize that miracles probably do happen. But I attribute it more to his drive, his competitiveness, and his passion for football. In those respects, he is a true leader.
When pre-season starts up in August, you’ll be able to find me in front of the tube, watching one of the Packers’ greatest quarterbacks leadÂ the team once again.Â And obviously, I’ll have my eyes (or at least ears) on the game during the regular season. Go Packers!