However, the potential of signing Favre this late in the offseason doesn't sit well with all the players, nor do stories of Favre's relationship with his teammates. Defensive end Ray Edwards has been the most outspoken on the matter, and he was at it again this week during a stop at ESPN headquarters.
While there, Edwards made it clear that Favre's presence would be a good thing, but then he was pressed to clarify, and he did.
Q. I'm curious to whether you're being politically correct right here because there are a number of stories on the Internet that have you saying that most of the guys on the team do not want him as the team's QB.Give Edwards credit for honesty. Stories of Favre dressing separate from his teammates are out there, and virtually everyone is aware of this by now. While you wouldn't fashion it a big deal, Edwards obviously has a different opinion.
A. "I never said we didn't want him. We just don't want him to bring his prima donna attitude to our team. Because I feel that will break a team apart."
Q. What do you mean by prima donna attitude?
A. "Wanting your own locker room and not signing autographs for your teammates and things like that. That's kind of prima donna-ish to me."
Q. So if he does come in with not signing autographs and needs his own locker room how does that play out with you guys?
A. "I don't think it will divide the team but it will divide us from him. Having his back and things like that. Like I said, you've got to trust each other in this game we call football because it's not an individual sport. So him not having our trust [means] it will definitely be hard for us to trust him."
While Brad Childress might not have won Viking fans over with his coaching acumen, there is at least one important thing that he has undeniably done well in Minnesota.
He's brought the locker room together. This is a close-knit group of players. They believe in each other, and they do indeed have each other's backs. While it's hard to imagine Favre being a disastrous presence on this team, as long as they're winning, stuff like this is going to matter if the team isn't successful.