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(CBS) It’s that time of year again. Time for the Brett Favre rumors to start swirling.
This year, it’s not Favre who is starting the chatter, but rather NFL.com personnel guru Gil Brandt. In a live chat Tuesday, Brandt, the former vice president of personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, said he believes Favre would be interested in playing this season, but he’s not sure there is a team out there who wants him.
“I do think Favre would be interested in talking to a team about returning,” Brandt said. “But I don’t see a team out there right now that would bring him back as a starter.”
If Favre did come back, Brandt doesn’t envision the quarterback making a return to the Vikings.
“I think Brett is still a good quarterback, but I’d consider him a descending quarterback,” he said. “It’s awfully hard for him to go to a team and be a backup. The Vikings must start Christian Ponder this season to get him some experience. And they’re not going to get Favre in there to babysit Ponder.”