The roller-coaster ride that is the Brett Favre offseason has left the gate.
With the obituaries of the Vikings season still being written, the first report surfaced Monday that the 40-year-old quarterback had said he was “highly unlikely” to come back for another year.
The information provided by ESPN promised to be the first of many Favre-related nuggets that emerge in the coming weeks and perhaps months as the quarterback ponders whether to return for a 20th NFL season and second with the Vikings. The most important thing is to take every report with a grain of salt.
Favre retired following the 2007 season and again last February, only to change his mind on both occasions before missing one regular-season game. Even Favre’s teammates know now is not the time to make predictions.
“It’s still early,” wide receiver Bernard Berrian said before exiting the Winter Park locker room Monday and heading into the offseason. “Way too early. Brett is liable to change his mind five, 10 times down the road.”