A source said that Brett Favre is beginning to feel a sense of obligation, not only to Vikings players but to a coaching staff that has been recruiting him since the moment the Jets released him in April. According to sources, Favre has been communicating regularly with Vikings HC Brad Childress and OC Darrell Bevell, who was Favre's OC in Green Bay for3 seasons.
While it has seemingly been an effective strategy, using other players to recruit Favre -- if Vikings coaches are actively involved -- is not without some risk. If Favre opts not to play, incumbent quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels might feel a sense of betrayal.
Money is not an issue, as a source says that Favre and the Vikings have negotiated a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million. But the quarterback has not decided whether to sign it.
What seems unresolved in Favre's mind is whether, at age 39, he can reasonably expect to be healthy enough to play 16-plus games for the Vikings while maintaining the standard of performance he expects of himself.