I just read an interesting article on a rainy afternoon here in Myrtle Beach that I wanted to share with you. Brett Favre, the long-time QB of the Green Bay Packers, announced his retirement from the game this spring. Now, with training camp approaching, Brett is considering a return to the game he’s played his entire life.
His team, the Packers, are now stuck with a grim situation. They’ve moved on, grooming Aaron Rogers to take over for Brett as their starting QB. If Brett returns, not only do they owe him over $12 million, but they will probably alienate their QB of the future as well, all for Brett to play another year or two. Their other options are to either trade the Hall of Fame QB or release him outright.
Read the Peter King article and let me know what you think. King seems to believe that Favre is to blame here and should take whatever Green Bay offers him. I think I disagree. Favre has earned the right to decide his own fate, especially given the story that King tells at the end of article about the Packers talking Brett into returning in 2006.
Why is all this important? In the grand scheme of things, it’s not, really.
I do find it interesting though. Loyalty is such a fleeting trait today. Here’s a guy who has been the face of their franchise for over a decade, one of the greatest QBs ever to play the game, and by all accounts a guy that genuinely loves the city of Green Bay yet there seems to be no loyalty on the part of the Packers. In fact, they seem to have pushed him out this spring, according to the article, even after he led their team to the NFC Championship game. It’s all about what’s next and what else can you do for me.
It just baffles me and pushes me to always strive to be loyal to those that were there from the beginning, those that have made a difference in my life and will probably never get they credit they deserve for what they did. I hope that I never forget my roots and the people that God has used along the way to make me who I am.
I think the Packers may have forgotten that point, I hope I never do. What do you think?