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Vikings Could Now Have a Grandfather as Their QB

Apr 6, 2010 – 12:00 PM
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We're at the point in the offseason where the Brett Favre Watch begins in earnest. The draft is a few weeks off, minicamps follow, and before you know it, training camps will be underway.

Historically, Favre has waffled (and even fake-retired a couple times) before announcing his return to the game he loves, usually just in time to miss most of training camp.

And if Favre needs another reason to come back for his 20th professional season, there's this: his oldest daughter, Brittany, recently gave birth to a son, which means he can become the first grandfather to start at quarterback for an NFL team.

Actually, I have no idea if this is true -- and I suspect it's not. As somebody pointed out to me, there are NFL players who don't even know how many children they have. (For all we know, Travis Henry or Antonio Cromartie could be great grandfathers.) But this is Favre -- Peter King will make sure the rules are rewritten so he holds this record too. In the meantime, maybe I should be more specific: if Favre returns, he could become the first grandfather likely to throw a back-breaking, late-game interception that will cost his team a trip to the Super Bowl.

Either way, congrats to the Favre family on the new addition!

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