Inspire U: The Podcast

Unlike three prior seasons, Brett Favre’s performance last year didn’t result in the league MVP award.  But he nevertheless believes that 2009 was better than any of his other 18 years in the NFL.

Appearing via satellite at a “Get Motivated!” seminar at the Target Center in Minneapolis that included video appearances from the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin, Favre declared that his first year with the Vikings was “the best season I’ve ever had.”

That quote comes courtesy of Richard Chin of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, who adds that Favre also said, “Physically, I don’t feel great.”

A PFT reader who attended the event says that Favre explained he’ll have the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired ankle next week, and that the emotional pain of losing in the NFC title game to the Saints would be a factor in his final decision regarding whether to return to Minnesota for a second season.  (Apparently, he’ll now be showing up on the injury report as “probable (heart).”)

Of course, the difference this year is that he’s under contract.  So at some point before the Vikings head to Mankato for training camp, Favre needs to let the team know whether he’ll be eventually showing up.

Given that he didn’t need to have ankle surgery in order to ride his tractor, the safe bet continues to be that he’ll be back.

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