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More money for Favre?

Brett Favre raises his arms to the Lambeau

Brett Favre raises his arms to the Lambeau Field crowd after the Vikings beat the Packers in Green Bay, Wis. (Nov. 1, 2009) Credit: AP

At various times throughout his offseason absence, Brett Favre dampened speculation that a potential return to the Vikings would come about only if his contract were sweetened. "It's not about the money," Favre said.

You know what they say when they say it's not about the money, right? ... It's about the money.

Jeff Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Favre will be getting some extra scratch upon his return to the Vikings.

Per Zulgad, the Vikings will increase Favre's base salary this season from $13 million to $16.5 million. He also is expected to get $3.5 million worth of incentives written into the deal, based on the Vikings' postseason performance. If Favre hits all the incentives, he stands to make $20 million this year.

Favre likely will  be asked about the contract later Wednesday at a news conference. His agent, Bus Cook, said earlier this month that there were no negotiations on adjustments to Favre's contract. But Cook wouldn't close the door. "If they want to reward him, nobody's going to walk away from that," Cook told The Associated Press on Aug. 3. "But it's not a factor in his decision."

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