In case you haven’t heard, Brett Favre wants back in. And since he figured the Packers wouldn’t let him back in on their team, he asked for a release. The Packers didn’t give it to him. And they even invited him to come back to football. As a back-up quarterback.
I have to hand it to the Packers. When Favre announced his retirement, they took him seriously. They honored him and then moved on to planning their future. They have made plans around Aaron Rodgers. And now that Favre wants back in, they were faced with a tough decision. Do you let one of the best quarterbacks ever to come back to his spot? Do you release him, probably to a division rival? Do you trade him?
They stuck to their guns. Favre is welcome on the team…but in a back-up role. They are sticking with the guy they have planned their future around. No doubt every decision-maker in the Packers organization will take some heat for their decision; from the media and the fans. Good leaders often do. But good leaders make the decision best for their team…not what the fans or media (or anyone else) wants.
Way to go, Pack.