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Was signing Favre one step up, two steps back for the Vikings?

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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With the Vikings essentially starting over this week with a rookie quarterback, Christian Ponder, making his first career start n Sunday’s game against the Packers, it begs the question whether bringing in Brett Favre for the 2009 and 2010 seasons actually set the franchise further back. Favre got the Vikings to the NFC championship game following the 2009 season, but now they are left in a major rebuilding mode. They signed veteran Donovan McNabb to be their starter but after a 1-5 start, coach Leslie Frazier is essentially saying it’s time to invest in the future. “I think we made a play to win, to win a championship,” Vikings veteran defensive end Jared Allen said this morning during a conference call with reporters at Lambeau Field. “We got to an NFC championship game, so (Favre) did some good things for us. Obviously, we really didn’t have anybody waiting in the wings to take over, and we’re not in a position like some of the other guys are in our division to have an established quarterback that’s been in the system for a while "But no, I guess we’ll see what the future has ahead. I try to take each year at a time, so I don’t look and say that knocked us back two steps. I thought our organization did what we had to do to try to win a championship.”

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