This offseason, Brett Favre had an ankle surgery that would only need to be performed if he intended to play football again, he continues to workout and rehab the ankle diligently and recently told a Mississippi newspaper that he would love to beat the Saints again.
So, he's coming back then, right?
"I'm not saying that," Favre said. "I just don't know. I do not want to stir the pot. If it [comment] comes from me, it's a big deal. At my age, all surgeries are major. The three I've had on the same ankle were considered minor, but major to me. It feels fine now. If my body was a wreck, the decision would be made. But that is not the case. I know [the Vikings] want to know."
If Favre didn't come back and waited until July to let the Vikings know, they would be incredibly disappointed in him. Minnesotans wouldn't have the same venom for him that some folks from Green Bay now do but they'd be (rightfully) upset.
Favre added: "Hell, I want to know. But I am not going to press it. If I do not play, it does not cost the Vikings a dime. They keep the $13 million. I know they have confidence in the players they have. They had a chance to draft [Notre Dame QB Jimmy] Clausen in the first round, but they didn't want one.
But they didn't draft Jimmy Clausen because they were sure Favre was coming back. Not drafting Clausen is in no way a vote of confidence for the Vikings backups.
It sounds like it'll be another few weeks before Favre "officially" says he's coming back.