Presented without commentary: if you believe the words of Brett Favre, he’s coming back to play in the NFL in 2020.
Not coach in the NFL. Not returning for a one-time-only “chuck a football in this bin and win a fan $1 million” contest. Playing in the NFL, just over a year from now.
We assume the former Green Bay Packers great is kidding around, but there’s also not a shred of goof in this story? Not a shred.
Brett Favre says he's coming out of retirement to play in the NFL in 2020, and you know what? We believe him!!! pic.twitter.com/KM2h7MUh7b
— 12up (@12upSport) June 18, 2019
For those counting (and you all better be counting!), the 49-year-old Favre would be turning 51 midway through the 2020 campaign. This better be a typo, sir. This better be XFL-related.
A year after a ridiculous 33:7 TD-to-INT campaign in 2009 that ended with a disastrous NFC Title Game pick, Favre limped to the finish, losing a battle with the icy turf in Minnesota, and throwing for only 11 TDs in a 13-game season. If that’s what he had in the tank the last time we saw him, we’re not enthusiastic for the return.
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) June 18, 2019
Though if it’s as a backup/mentor in Vince McMahon’s league, we could warm to it pretty quickly.