This might come as a surprise to Brett Favre. Fran Tarkenton said today on KFAN Radio that he doesn’t “have any axe to grind” with Favre but then went on to elaborate on his objection to Favre ending his second retirement to play for the Vikings. Just as he did when he went on an Atlanta radio station, Tarkenton made it clear he does not agree with how Favre has handled things when it comes to his relationship with the Green Bay Packers.
“I don’t like the idea of Brett Favre doing to the Packers what he’s done,” Tarkenton said while appearing on Paul Allen’s show. “I think he’s been disrespectful. In my opinion, I think it’s been ridiculous. I’m tired of reading about it. For the Minnesota Vikings to entertain this is pretty ridiculous itself. It’s a sliver-bullet last-gasp solution. They’ve done a wonderful job building a football team.”
Tarkenton said the odds are against Favre being successful if he does return — especially because Favre is battling a partially torn biceps in his throwing arm.
“There are not many 39-year-old quarterbacks coming off of a shoulder problem that have been able to do very well in the National Football League,” he said. ”Here’s what Brett is going to find out. When he hangs them up, he’s going to find out that the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings and the National Football League is going to do very well without him as they have without me. It evolves. There is a time to go and why has he been so back and forth now for the second season in a row, at least, if not before?”