Brett Favre back with the Vikings

Captain Comeback (and back, and back…) has returned to the Minnesota Vikings. On Wednesday, quarterback Brett Favre—who will turn 41 in October and became a... More Below... Posted by on Aug 19th, 2010 and filed under NFL.

Captain Comeback (and back, and back…) has returned to the Minnesota Vikings.

On Wednesday, quarterback Brett Favre—who will turn 41 in October and became a grandfather in April—opened the newest chapter of his NFL career with his annual “I’m back” news conference. This will be his 20th season.

Officially capping the latest “Favre Watch,” the quarterback told a roomful of reporters at Vikings headquarters, “I owe it to this organization to give it one more try.” The moment Minnesota lost in overtime at New Orleans in the NFC championship game in January, that question—will he return?—took root.

The decision hinged on the health of Favre’s ankle, injured in that game and surgically repaired in the off-season. He told some teammates and team officials this month that he didn’t think he felt good enough to come back. Albeit not a stunning one, that was a blow to an otherwise very talented team with ho-hum quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels on the roster.

(Thanks to Los Angeles Times and Keith Allison)

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