Christmas wishes in Chicago: Brett Favre not on the list

      December 5, 2011 @ 10:36:04 PDT



Please stay home, Brett

Egg nog, Christmas carols, gifts, festive lights, cookies and milk, Santa Claus and... Brett Favre?! Will the ageless one make a return during the holiday season?

While some of you would like to (laughingly) see Favre attempt his third comeback, I'm guessing most of you have been content not having to deal with his media circus this year.

For those that are tired of Favre and want him to stick to hunting and mowing his lawn during the NFL season - me included - you can rest assured we've seen the last of grey beard.

The news today - err, rumors - is that Brett would consider coming out of retirement to play for the Chicago Bears if they were to approach him with an offer. There are so many things that point to this being no more than an unfounded rumor, though.

First of all, Lovie Smith squashed this rumor pretty quickly by standing firm that his squad is not looking at outside help at QB because of the injury to Jay Cutler (thumb). Smith is comfortable rolling with Caleb Hanie and backup Luke McCown, so much so that they didn't even put in a waiver claim for Donovan McNabb.

Mike Martz, the offensive coordinator, also denied reports that the team was considering the Favre route. KFFL's Cory Bonini speculated on the possibility of a Martz-Favre offense: "Can you imagine Favre in a Martz offense? Twenty three INTs a week." Smith is probably thinking the same thing.

Even Devin Hester realizes that adding a QB (McNabb) wouldn't be the smartest plan. I'm guessing he feels the same about No. 4.

Smith is holding out hope that Cutler makes it back before the end of the season, too. While that seems rather optimistic, it's another clue that Chicago has no intentions of even calling Favre.

Matt Forte (knee) could be out up to six weeks. Why would Favre be tempted to return to lead an offense that is spearheaded by Marion Barber III and Johnny Knox? It just doesn't make any sense.

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About Keith Hernandez

Keith, an editor with KFFL, joined the team as a Hot off the Wire analyst in 2008 and has been playing fantasy sports since 2005. He is involved in MLB, NFL and NASCAR content. He graduated from the University of California-San Diego in 2005 with a B.A. in Communications and was a four-year starter as a member of the baseball program.

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