The Vikings should sign QB Brett Favre. Ditto for the Redskins, too. But the Vikings seem to have a realistic chance to sign Favre and they should follow through. And if not, they should find out what Jeff George is up to these days.
The Vikings are looking to make a Super Bowl push with Sage Rosenfels. This was the same quarterback who did the helicopter spin as the Texans choked a huge late lead against the Colts. Favre makes some questionable decisions, but Rosenfels does too, and he doesn't have nearly the talent.
Now, is Favre the quarterback he was during his MVP run? Obviously not. But look at what the Vikings are asking here. Hand the ball off to Adrian Peterson. Throw deep enough to keep defenders honest. Let the defense hold the other team out of the end zone.
Favre couldn't throw enough interceptions to blow that.
The Vikings could be playing a very dangerous game of chicken. Teams are now trying to follow the Giants model of using a horrible quarterback to counter-balance a strong running game and defense. But that's not a long-term recipe for success.
If the Vikings can limit the things that Favre needs to do, it would make a lot of sense.
And when you get down to it, don't you want to see Favre battling his former team twice a year? That would be like those old Chiefs/Raiders games after Marcus Allen had gone to Kansas City. This would at least make some NFC North games watchable.
And for the record, the Packers are at Minnesota in Week 4 for Monday Night Football.