Friday August 1, 2008
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy
says a potential marketing contract for Brett Favre could offer
both the star quarterback and the team a solution to their standoff
over Favre's retirement.
Just months after quitting, Favre has been considering a
comeback. But Green Bay hasn't been eager to have him back as its
starter and doesn't want him to release him, either.
The marketing deal would reportedly be $20 million over 10
years. It would keep Favre from causing a ruckus by reporting to
Packers training camp and might end his bid to come back. Favre
confirmed he was considering the deal to ESPN Thursday.
McCarthy says "Brett needs to stay a part of football" and
that "obviously, he's a part of the Green Bay Packers."
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)