Vikings coach Brad Childress said today that he’s moving forward without Brett Favre and that he’s “more than content” with having Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels compete for the starting quarterback job.
Childress’ comments came one day after Favre told the Vikings that he wasn’t going to end his retirement to play for the team and on the same day players began to arrive in Mankato for the opening of training camp. Practices will begin on Friday morning.
Asked if there was still a chance that Favre could change his mind and wind up playing for the Vikings, Childress said: “You know what, there’s not a chance from my standpoint. I’m going forward with the guys that we have. We’ll have a great competition, we’ll have a great camp and be a good football team one way or the other. [That] is what I told Brett, [That] is what I told our team.”
Favre and his agent, Bus Cook, have made it clear that they are not shutting the door on Favre still making a return to the NFL.