Glazer throws gas on Favre speculation

Publicly, the Vikings said they have closed the door on Brett Favre. Privately, there's another story, according to Jay Glazer of

Just when you thought it was all over, the Brett Favre saga has made its way back to the headlines and the rumor mill once again.

Jay Glazer of, who made a stop at Mankato during training camp (the only practice forced inside due to bad weather), is writing that, at some point, he believes, Favre will still join the Vikings.

There has been a lot of speculation that when Favre made his announcement that he was going to stay retired, it was due in part to his wish not to spend two weeks living in a dorm on the Minnesota State-Mankato campus. With training camp having broken, that is no longer an issue.

"Granted, my camp stop occurred before Sage Rosenfels lit up the Colts in the preseason opener to the tune of 10-of-13 passing for 91 yards. And if Rosenfels can continue like this, he could squash this prediction as the preseason continues," Glazer wrote.

"But until I see it more consistently, I'm absolutely convinced. Why? For starters, because everyone else on the Vikings seems to be convinced of the same thing. I mean damn near everybody! During my two days in Mankato, nearly everyone I talked to within the team talked about Favre joining not as an ‘if' but rather a ‘when.'

"This is not one of those ‘ has learned' news scoops. Instead, it's a picture that has been painted for me and a prediction I'm making after spending my time with Zygi Wilf's squad. My prediction couldn't be more emphatic."

This morning on the "Mike and Mike In the Morning" program, co-host Mike Greenberg asked Chris Mortensen to respond to the Favre-to-the-Vikings prediction from Glazer and Mortensen said such a move wouldn't come as any big surprise.

The bigger question is, if it is true, would signing Favre at this late date have a divisive influence on the team? There was concerns last spring that there could be a split among the team – some favoring Tarvaris Jackson and others preferring Sage Rosenfels. But that talk was essentially buried when the Favre rumors heated up. There would no QB competition if Favre was in the picture. However, will that remain the same now that the preseason is underway and both quarterbacks have worked on their timing with the receivers? It would seem that, from the player perspective, once Favre took a pass on the Vikings that the team was moving forward without him.

As always, this story will be followed closely and, if any new details break, we will continue to be part of the problem, not the solution, and report what we hear.


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