|Favre Headed To Minnesota -- Tue Aug 18 12:02 pm --|
Will Sign A Contract With Minnesota, Pending A Physical
|A source close to Brett Favre said the quarterback, pending a physical, will sign a contract with the Minnesota Vikings for between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Vikings coach Brad Childress confirmed in an e-mail to The Associated Press Tuesday morning that Favre was traveling from Mississippi to meet with the team.
Asked if the plan was to sign Favre on Tuesday, Childress replied: "In a perfect world." Favre, a longtime star in Green Bay, came out of retirement last season to play for the Jets. He retired again, only to then entertain the idea of joining the Vikings. Last month, Childress said the quarterback would stay retired.
The pronouncement now appears to be premature. Two television stations reported that Favre was seen boarding a plane Tuesday morning that was headed to Minneapolis.
Sources told WDAM in Hattiesburg that Favre had said: "We may know something by dinner."
According to Minneapolis television station WCCO, a high-level source also said that Favre is expected to sign a deal with the Vikings on Tuesday.
FF Today's Take: Ohh, boy. Suppressing the urge to comment on the absurdity of this ongoing saga, Favre (even in his old age) is an improvement where the Vikings need it most. A slight up tick for the Vikings receivers and passing game in general should be made to your cheatsheet as we all ponder if the soon-to-be 40 year-old can make it through an entire season.