I’m about to tuck into a large slice of humble pie. Back in September, I had genuine concerns about Brett Favre’s second comeback in as many seasons and wrote about them here.
I did not believe Favre would be the final piece in the Minnesota Vikings’ jigsaw. I had no doubt the future Hall of Famer could still throw a pretty pass and lead a team with some devastating strikes downfield. I just could not see a 40-year-old quarterback – who had admitted he got tired throwing to college kids over the summer – being in peak physical condition at the business end of the season.
I did not particularly like the way the former Green Bay star engineered his release from the New York Jets before conveniently signing with the Vikings once most of the preseason training was out of the way, but that was not my primary concern. I just felt a guy who had physically broken down at the back end of the previous season was not going to be in the right kind of form to lead a Super Bowl run in January.
To say I was a little bit off the mark would be an understatement.