Jul 3rd 2008 5:56PM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Packers, Panthers, NFL Fans, NFL Rumors, ESPN
The fourth of July is all about freedom, democracy, almost blowing your hand off while illegally setting off fireworks, Nathan’s, and, this year, whether Brett Favre will un-retire after three months. Good times. Yesterday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen “reported” that Favre is mulling a return. Favre later responded by saying, “it’s all rumor,” and now the conversation has turned to what happens should he come back for one more season.
One scenario, courtesy of PFT, has Favre wanting to play for the Panthers. As Mike Florio writes, there isn’t any clear ties between Carolina and the Hall of Fame quarterback, other than the relative proximity of Charlotte to Mississippi.
Well, apparently, there’s a better chance Mittens wins the NFL MVP award than Favre taking one snap for the Panthers, at least according to Darin Gantt of the : That’s not happening, and it’s not because Favre doesn’t want to come here. For starters, the Panthers have a starter they like just fine in Jake Delhomme. And while the world seems to think his arm’s going to fly off like a scene from Monty Python, he’s actually ahead of schedule coming back from last year’s elbow surgery.
Also, the Panthers think far more highly of Matt Moore than most, which should have been obvious when they didn’t sign a veteran free agent or draft one. Gantt adds that the Panthers aren’t going to comment on the rumor because there’s absolutely nothing to it. Plus, if Delhomme’s arm does fly off, Vinny Testaverde has been promised first dibs on the job.