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We’ve played this game before. Brett Favre has already retired at least three teams. We’ve had multiple articles about these alleged retirements, and subsequent comebacks. He’s taken the media, football fans, and a few teams for a ride before. He’s doing it again — without even trying.
The latest team interested in the 41-year-old Favre, perhaps as a starter, is the Miami Dolphins, who currently employ QB’s Chad Henne, Matt Moore, and Kevin O’Connell. Even though he’s over the hill, Favre would likely provide an instant upgrade, assuming Henne stays stuck in neutral during his “development.” Coach Tony Sparano did little to put the Favre rumor to rest on Thursday.
“I can’t rule anything out. OK? So, I mean, we don’t rule anything out,” Sparano said. “I don’t know how you want me to answer that. That’ll be all over the news now too, but I’m giving you the only answer I can give you.”
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, again reiterated that the quarterback retired, telling ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ”Brett Favre’s retired, that’s all I can say. He’s like Elvis now. People just won’t let go.”
Team officials quickly squashed the Favre rumor, saying they have no interest in the future Hall-of-Famer. But, should they?
Henne has not been able to grab the bull by the horns, so to speak, even with a pretty talented group of receivers (namely Brandon Marshall and Davone Bess) and two good running backs (Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams). Although, this year’s additions of Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas could inject new life into a stagnant Dolphins offense.
But, if you’re not going to trade for Kyle Orton, can you really rely on Henne to carry the ‘Fins past the Jets and Patriots in the AFC East? Why not give Favre “one” more shot to redeem himself, stick it to Jenn Sterger and the Jets, and see if he can help resurrect his legacy one last time. Just keep the cheerleaders, sideline reporters, and South Beach babes away. Far away.