Just when we thought, it was safe to forget about Brett Favre and an annual return from retirement, rumors have circulated the Miami Dolphins are interested in trying to lure the NFL quarterback for another season.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano was asked Thursday if his team had any interest in signing the famous graybeard quarterback for his 21st NFL season. “I can’t rule anything out,” Sparano said. “I’m giving you the only answer I can give you.
That vague response was enough to fuel the new rumors that Favre may come back. Especially since Miami has certain quarter back issues this year. Last week a trade for Denver qb Kyle Orton fell apart, current QB Chad Henne has been getting booed by fans at training camp when he touches a football and free agent signee Matt Moore has yet to get any reps.
One south Florida paper, The Sun Sentinel, has even been trying to drum up support to get Favre, listing five reasons why the Dolphins should bring his talents to South Beach.
However, earlier in the year, Favre had already shot down rumors of a possible return to the Carolina Panthers. On January 17, 2011, Favre officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL, something he hadn’t done in previous supposed retirements. He has yet to respond to the latest Dolphins rumors but it seems he will decline… maybe.
Favre was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992–2007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009–2010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. He has won one Super Bowl in 2 appearances.By: Pat Prescott
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