The saga continues. Last night, Brett Favre faxed his official request for reinstatement to the NFL offices.
According to the Packers, Favre will not have the opportunity to earn his starting spot back from now front man, Aaron Rodgers. So, if reinstated, his options are limited.
Option 1. Operate as second string QB for Green Bay. (Farve says that’s beneath him.)
Option 2. Green Bay releases him, and he’s free to sign with whatever team he likes. (Packers say that won’t happen.)
Option 3. Green Bay trades Favre. (Seems to be most probable at this time.)
All options aside, there seems to be an air of arrogance about him these days, and it’s different than his pre-retirement confidence. He is now being classified as cocky, selfish, and a bit immature by a public that couldn’t respect him enough before his “retirement”. How is this soap opera affecting his fans? What has this process done to his brand?
Personal opinion: Brand Farve has changed forever, and it will never be the same. The onetime hometown hero now brings a wave of unwelcome chaos to the team during a time of rebuilding. A time when teamwork, mutual support, and focus are key elements to success in the coming season. What he accomplishes this upcoming season remains to be seen, but regardless of his success, a permanent shade of gray has been laid over his name.
Personal suggestion: You made your bed. Lay in it.
Posted by Krissi Price