40-year-old Brett Favre told told ESPN’s Ed Werder on Wednesday that he has not made any decision about playing for the Minnesota Vikings this season, but said he will play if he is healthy.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Favre has a doctor appointment next week, so they will know more at that time.
“He’s working out really hard and everything seems to indicate that if he is healthy and can contribute and play at the level that he has become accustomed to, he will play,” Cook said.
“I know it’s a decision that he wrestles with,” Bevell said. “He’s a great player. He’s a great competitor. He mulls things over. He’s an emotional guy. So he thinks things through long and hard and takes his time with his decision. So I’m not surprised that things started to come out. We just have to wait and see.”
Despite rumors that Favre texted Vikings teammates saying “This is it” on Monday, Favre denied this.
More rumors surfaced today saying the Vikings are willing to give Favre a hefty raise if he returns for another season. But it seems that is all it is – rumors.
Favre insisted that his salary is not a factor in decision, telling the Star Tribune “It’s not about money.”
Favre’s agent Cook reiterated that, the NFL Network, “As far as Brett is concerned, in spite of reports to the contrary, Brett’s situation has nothing to do with his contract, but everything to do with his health and ability to contribute to that team and play at a level that he has been accustomed to playing over the years.”
Favre has reportedly given the Vikings a time frame for his decision, but has not revealed that to the media.