If the Giants-Vikings game was being played tomorrow, two things would happen:
The Giants would likely be late because they'd still be in New Jersey. And Brett Favre would probably not be playing.
Interim head coach of the Vikings Leslie Frazier said today on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio that he spoke with Favre on Tuesday to "see where he was."
"He probably won’t practice tomorrow but we’ll get a chance to see how he looks on Thursday and just try to make a determination based on that, you know, how things will look for Sunday," Frazier said. "But we’re all hoping that he’ll be healthy enough to play. He’s still a great quarterback and if he’s able to play it gives us a great chance to win against New York.”
Frazier is juggling a lot of pieces in this decision, from the streak to the desire to see what Tarvaris Jackson can do to his own job security. But he made it clear that the thing that goes into the decision to play Favre the most is simply his health.
"Brett, he’s our starting quarterback and if he’s healthy, Chris, I mean, he’s gonna be out there," Frazier told Chris Russo. "If there’s any definition of an Iron Man, it would be Brett Favre. I mean, it’s incredible what he’s accomplished in his career. For a quarterback to play that many consecutive games? I don’t think that’s a streak that will ever be broken. But he can still play at a high level and there’s no question in my mind, if he’s healthy he’ll lead us to a win on Sunday."