Originally Posted by Splat
What would be the point? Even if he could still play by the time he got in football shape and learned the O the season would be over.
The point is to create headlines. I imagine the process goes something like this.
Step 1: Media outlet asks team to call and ask about Favre
Step 2: Team calls Favre's agent to inquire
Step 3: Team and/or agent let media outlet know about the conversation
Step 4: Media outlet publishes story
Step 5: 10 million hits on article page, story for TV, heavy Twitter activity, etc.
It's an easy way to manufacture a story and get people talking.