Fran Tarkenton Hopes For a Favre Fail
Fran Tarkenton is hoping that Brett Favre comes back and plays for the Vikings. So he can fail.
In an interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta, Tarkenton had some choice words about Favre’s retired-not retired cycle:
“I think it’s despicable. What he put the Packers through last year was not good. Here’s an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn’t about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favre’s of the world so much, they think it’s about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He’s 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke in his last year (playing for) the Vikings, or I retire, and go play for the Packers. I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail.”
Tarkenton also says that “he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I’ve ever seen”. Just for the record, Brett Favre: 464 TDs, 310 INTs, Super Bowl Champion. Fran Tarkenton: 342 TDs, 266 INTs, No Super Bowl Championships. In three Super Bowls Tarkenton threw 1 TD and 6 picks. In 2 Super Bowls Favre threw 5 TDs and just 2 picks.