I had never thought about this, but Michael Vick’s resurrection as a franchise quarterback must be deja vu for Andy Reid. This is the second former Altanta Falcons quarterback, who Reid has seen put his career back together. Reid was on the staff in Green Bay when they acquired a young quarterback who had been a second-round pick for the Falcons.
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski was on a Chicago radio station this morning and he talked about losing his job to a young Brett Favre after the Pack acquired Favre from the Atlanta Falcons for a first-round draft pick.
He talked about some of the stories which followed Favre to GreenBay. Majkowski told a story about Favre missing the Falcons team picture because he slept in after getting hammered the night before. According to another source I have, Favre was out every night and getting plastered.
One of the keys of his trade to Green Bay was that the bars didn’t stay open after 9 or 10 pm in Green Bay. Mike Holmgren and the Packers staff felt they could sober him up if they brought him to a small town.
Majkowski told stories about a drunk Favre chasing one of the secretaries for the Falcons around the team’s Christmas party. He said Favre made such a fool out of himself that year that Atlanta’s coaches didn’t see him ever being a successful NFL quarterback.
The Atlanta Falcons coaching staff couldn’t keep Favre sober. They said he was going to through the motions as a backup and he went out every night and got trashed.
After listening to that story by Majkowski, Favre’s crazy behavior with the Jets wasn’t the first time he went after one of the female employees of a team he was playing for.
Favre’s story shows us again that a player can be terrible at one place but a great player in another situation. Many times a talented player wants to show everybody that they aren’t as bad as they were in the previous location.