Brett Favre is listed as Doubtful for tomorrow’s season finale against Detroit. Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier has not closed the door on his playing in the game, however.
I’ve been torn as to whether or not I wanted Favre to play in tomorrow’s game. Part of me would like to see him end on a high note, and the other wants to see Joe Webb manage another full game. I’ve decided that I’m no longer torn on this topic. I think Brett Favre should sit tomorrow, even if he’s able to play.
There are two reasons for that. 1) We need another full game of Joe Webb to make sure that the coaching staff has enough film to evaluate prior to the draft. If we don’t need to use a 1st round draft choice on a QB, we should go after an offensive lineman. We need to see more from Joe to make that type of determination. 2) I think if Brett can play and does, it’s likely that the current offensive line will not be able to protect him from the likes of Ndamukong Suh, increasing the risk of more serious injury. Favre’s been through a lot this year with surgery on his ankle, tendonitis, a stress fracture, an avulsion fracture, a sternoclavicular strain and now a concussion. Joe is far more mobile than Favre.
So my hope is that Favre waves his hat to the crowd and gracefully allows Joe to make his 2nd NFL start. What do you think?