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Monday, July 25, 2011
FavreWatch: Two visual reminders

By Kevin Seifert

Brett Favre
The final image of Brett Favre in a Vikings uniform might be why he wants to come back.

And so it begins. Sort of.

As you might know, a Philadelphia radio host speculated over the weekend that the Philadelphia Eagles might have interest in Brett Favre as the backup for Michael Vick in 2011. Favre has a long-standing relationship with Eagles coach Andy Reid dating back to their days together with the Green Bay Packers.

Y.A. Tittle
Y.A. Tittle illustrates why Favre shouldn't come back.
It's a preposterous idea on many levels, not the least of which is thinking Favre would be interested in a backup role. But preposterous has degenerated into reality too often in FavreWatch. For now, I'll comment in the form of two photographs we've seen before on the NFC North blog.

Above, this is why Favre might possibly consider playing in 2011. Otherwise, the final on-field image of his career would be lying face-down with a concussion on a frozen field.

And here to the right is why Favre should squash any consideration he might or might not have. This iconic 1964 photograph of Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle, dazed and de-helmeted in the final year of his career, is the classic illustration of someone who played one year too many.