Bus Cook Says Favre Can Still Play – But Who Would Take Him?

Brett Favre is almost 44 years old, but his agent Bus Cook says he could still play today.
Brett Favre is almost 44 years old, but his agent Bus Cook says he could still play today.

Brett Favre’s Agent Bus Cook said that Brett Favre could still play today, as he is in the physical shape necessary to play football at the NFL level.

According to Cook, “he could play today. I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.”

Expanding on his surprising comments, Favre’s agent explained his rationale for making such an assertion.

“His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs 4 or 5 miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school, and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5%, and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”

Although this is an interesting comment coming in the midst of a young football season, there is little to no chance that Favre ever suits up for a professional franchise again. That being said, lets examine some teams that would potentially be interested in his services should he come out of retirement (again.)

The two teams obviously seeking help at quarterback are the Browns and Jaguars, who are stuck switching between mediocre signal callers for the 2013 season. Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert scare no one in Jacksonville, although they stack up when compared to Cleveland’s far from threatening duo of Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden.

Keep in mind that Brett has previously made clear that he would only come back and play for a contender, and that he would not want to be put in a situation where he would not have a legitimate chance at his allusive second Super Bowl ring.

Considering that, there are not many teams that would benefit from whatever gas the soon to be 44 year old future Hall of Famer has left in his tank. However there is one well positioned teams that Favre would at least on paper provide a boost in quarterback play for.

The Tennessee Titans.

Going into the season, the AFC South was supposed to be a battle between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans for divisional supremacy. Someone forgot to tell the Tennessee Titans that.

Through three games, the team from Music City is 2-1 despite the fact that Jacks Locker is under center. The 2011 first round draft pick has not yet materialized into anything close to resembling a franchise quarterback, and his play is holding back what could be an explosive offense.

Instead, the Titans rank a paltry 30th in the NFL in passing yards with just 176 per game. Locker has only tossed three touchdown passes while completing under 60 percent of his passes thus far in 2013.

With nothing more than a game manager leading the offense, the talents of running back Chris Johnson have been kept in check by opponents, who have held the Titan offense to just 20 points per game so far.

The team would be losing if it weren’t for the strong defensive play it has had in its first three games. Giving up just 56 points in three weeks is no easy task in today’s NFL, and is a major reason for the team’s early successes.

A switch to Brett Favre, who could step in and quickly have at least a moderate grasp of an offense given his experience with four NFL teams during his career could quickly open up the playbook. As Cook put it, “He made the game exciting to watch. He was going to throw it to somebody. It may not be who it was supposed to be, but somebody. And he just loved to play football.”

At 44, there is almost no chance we see Brett Favre play again, but Tennessee would potentially be a nice suitor should Favre get the itch to lace up his cleats once again.

Charlie Gille

Senior Sports Editor

The Guardian Express

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