With this being the dead part of the offseason while we wait for Training Camp to start, we’re looking for excitement just about anywhere we can find it. On Tuesday, it was provided by none other than Brett Favre.
Or, more accurately, Brett Favre’s Instagram account.
The post has been deleted since it was first published, but our friends at Acme Packing Company saved it and shared it via the Twitters.
The message says the following:
A true champion sticks to his or her calling. I will be coming out of retirement and making my return to play in the NFL for the 2020 season. Stay tuned for more #news.
But, as we’ve mentioned, the post was taken down not long after it went up. Later on, Favre claimed that his Instagram account was hacked.
Keep in mind that in 2020 Favre would be 50 years old (he turns 50 this coming October) and has already been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There’s never been a 50-year old player in the history of the NFL. The oldest player was George Blanda, whose final NFL season came when he was 48 years old. The oldest active player is Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who will be 46 when the season starts and turns 47 just after Christmas.
So, somebody call back Ed Werder, and for crying out loud make sure that Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell don’t get on a plane to Hattiesburg.