Brett Favre signs with Vikings according to reports which reveal that a Brett Favre Vikings jersey is now a fact. See photos, Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre press conference video and find out more about the latest developments on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.
News of the signing comes only three weeks after he stated that he had planned to continue to be retired. The 39-year-old quarterback has retired twice in the last two years and came out of retirement in as many times. Previously he has been with the Green Bay Packers, then retired, then came out of retirement and played with the New York Jets last season.
Along with his wife, Deanna, he flew to Holman Field in St. Paul, MN on Tues, August 18 and was picked up by Vikings coach Brad Childress, raising immediate speculation as to the signing with the Minnesota Vikings. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribute, Bus Cook, who is Favre’s agent said via text message that the contract is not yet in place.
Presumably an August 18, 2009 Brett Favre press conference video will reveal all details. In the meantime, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen, pending a physical, Favre will sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings for between $10 million to $12 million.
According to Cris Carter of ESPN Brett Favre signs with Vikings and plays in the preseason game on Friday and that the quarterback’s mother, Bonita, confirmed to the Biloxi Sun Herald he will play in the game where she is quoted as saying:
I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play. This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it.
Additionally ESPN reports that Coach Brad Childress confirmed the forthcoming meeting in an e-mail to the AP. In reply to a question as to whether he signs with the team, Childress replied: “In a perfect world.”
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