Is he coming out of retirement once again? Favre, who has played for the Green Bay Packers and most recently the New York Jets, appear to be close to inking a deal with the Vikings, pending a physical. Vikings coach Brad Childress confirmed in an email to The Associated Press Tuesday morning that Favre was traveling from Mississippi to meet with the team in St. Paul, Minn., ESPN discovered.
Sources told local TV channel WDAM in Hattiesburg that Favre had said: “We may know something by dinner.”
Favre, 39, spent the 2008 season with the New York Jets as their star quarterback. He then announced his retirement for a second time in as many years.
He first retired as a Green Bay Packer following the 2007 season.
As TSN reports, Favre was a seven-time All-Pro and made it to 10 Pro Bowls. He is also the NFL’s all-time record holder in several categories, including wins by a starting quarterback, passing yards, touchdowns, interceptions and consecutive games started.
He led the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning his only title after the 1996 season in a 35-21 victory over New England.