The 40-year-old quarterback returned to Minnesota on Tuesday, arriving in a private jet trimmed in the Vikings’ purple and gold with three teammates — guard Steve Hutchinson, defensive end Jared Allen and place-kicker Ryan Longwell — who were sent to Hattiesburg, Miss., to bring him back for one more shot at a Super Bowl.
Longwell told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in a text message that Favre told the three he would play for the Vikings this season.
“We simply went down there to get an answer and after talking for a while, his answer was ‘yes,’” Longwell said in the message. “He loves the guys in the locker room and is doing it for all of us.”
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