Fran Tarkenton thinks Brett Favre is too old, egotistical and — basically — sucky to have any success with his old team, the Minnesota Vikings.
Tarkenton went on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone on Tuesday and really took it to Favre.
“I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I’ve ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform. He blew that game against the Giants … And they’re (Packers) are playing at home, and they’re in a tight situation, they went to overtime and he (Favre) throws the interception that allows them (the Giants) to come back and win the game. He has done that and driven his coaches crazy all of his career.“
“I think it’s despicable. What he put the Packers through last year was not good. Here’s an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn’t about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified theBrett Favre‘s of the world so much, they think it’s about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He’s 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke in his last year (playing for) the Vikings, or I retire, and go play for the Packers. I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail.“
Wow. And just to think, it wasn’t all that long ago that Tarkenton believed that “daring human feats of extraordinary precision” were possible. Even probable, no matter how incredible. Yet now he doesn’t even believe Brett Favre can win with the Minnesota Vikings?