Baltimore and Brett Favre? No Way

Look, the Baltimore Ravens have already had their share of veterans coming to town full of promise and past performances, only to make themselves look foolish. Brett Favre is better than that, and Baltimore is better than that. The rumors should just stop.

While it may sell a lot more tickets, and garner some much needed national attention, there’s no team less fitted for Brett Favre as its quarterback. Too many egos, too many veterans and not enough time would make for a lethal combination in Charm City. If Brett Favre does come back, and all indications are that he won’t, it should be with a team that has a legitimate shot at contention for a Super Bowl.

And if they are legitimate contenders, it probably means they were doing just fine without Brett Favre.

Baltimore wasn’t doing just fine without Brett Favre, but putting Joe Flacco on the back burner for Favre just doesn’t make sense. Just three years ago, Favre was a a walking interception. Save for his Super Bowl victory, a ton of passing records, MVP awards and an overly forgiving media, Favre was headed for a quick and early exit out of the league.

He turned it around for a decent last hurrah in Green Bay and he deserves more than to be booed by a crowd that knows him only through highlights and SI articles. We all owe it to ourselves to not get too excited about Brett Favre possibly coming to Baltimore.

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  • Jim K.

    umm… I have to disagree. If the Ravens had a chance at Favre for a season or two they would be dumb not to take him. With our current lineup and Favre at QB i could see them winning 10-12 games and going deep in the playoffs plus actually mentoring Flaco instead of Flaco becoming Boller 2.0. Just my 2 cents. Bring on the purple cheese heads for a season or two lol.

  • pcbbrownsfan

    heck, i’m browns fan and i would agree with the above post by Jim K. …Farvre would be a great addition to the Ravens, I wouldn’t want to see it as a rival fan.  Just my two cents.

  • Jarrett

    10-12 games? Just a couple of years ago, that wasn’t realistic for the Packers.

    Hate to disagree, but Favre and all of his 38 years would be far too much trouble for the Ravens.

  • Logan Rosenberg

    I think that the Brett Favre of 2007 was an aberration. Let’s not forget that we would be trading a guy almost in his forties while simultaneously  dampening younger talent. All last season you could see the defense groan under the weight of an offense that couldn’t help but turn the ball over, and is it a good idea to stick them with a quarterback in the year he will certainly clench the all-time interception record? Let’s not drive Ray Lewis to retirement yet people.