ESPN.com (via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) is reporting that the Green Bay Packers might be willing to trade Brett Favre within the NFC North, specifically Minnesota or Chicago.
An NFL source said he understood from the Packers that trading within the NFC North would be a last resort, according to the report. And the Packers are still trying to convince Favre to consider trade possibilities with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.
But while the Packers continue to try to buy themselves more time to deal, Favre has yet to talk to either team.
And it appeared Thursday that he was preparing to make the roughly 1,000-mile trip north to Green Bay to return to the Packers.
Unless the Packers fleece the Vikings or Bears for multiple high draft picks, teams should never, ever, under any circumstance trade within the division. NEVER…EVER.
You never want to help an opponent get stronger and Favre, at least in theory, would make the Vikings or Bears better. In a 16 game season, wins are invaluable in the NFL, so why help one of your opponents gain an edge? (Again, assuming the Vikings and Bears aren’t offering an unbelievable package for Favre.)