Brett Favre arrived in Minnesota by private jet on Tuesday with three of his teammates at his side. The four travelled from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the Minnesota Vikings training camp. Guard Steve Hutchinson, defensive end Jared Allen and place-kicker Ryan Longwell brought Favre back in hopes of one more run at a Super Bowl.
“We simply went down there to get an answer and after talking for a while, his answer was ‘yes,’” Longwell stated in a text message. “He loves the guys in the locker room and is doing it for all of us.”
Favre has considered retirement the last three years of his NFL career. After an ankle injury during the 2010 NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, many fans said their goodbyes. His ankle has been slow to heel after off-season surgery.
It comes as of no surprise for his teammates to see him return. Before training camp was to begin last year, Favre informed the team he was going to remain retired. Soon afterwards, the Minnesota Vikings courted him to bring them a championship.
Favre holds more records than any other active quarterback in the NFL. He is an 11 time Pro-Bowler and named AP MVP three times. In 2009, Favre signed a $25 million two-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings and is in the final year of the contract.
Favre took a team physical on Wednesday and was on the practice field with teammates.