Frazier: Favre will stay as Viking QB
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett Favre is not going anywhere. Leslie Frazier made that clear yesterday when he became the interim head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Frazier replaces the fired Brad Childress - and he says Favre will be the starting quarterback on Sunday when the Vikings play the Washington Redskins.
The 41-year-old Favre sounded like he might retire after Sunday's loss to his old Green Bay Packers. He has not commented on the coaching change. But Frazier says he has full confidence that Favre will re-capture his success from last season - when he handily beat Green Bay twice and almost led the Vikings to a Super Bowl. The 20-year NFL veteran is having one of the worst seasons of his career. He has a league-high 17 interceptions, five lost fumbles, and the league's second-lowest passer rating at 69.8
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Frazier is one of Favre's biggest allies on the team - and he tried to be a peace-maker in Favre's distant relationship with Childress. Frazier says there might be tweaks to the offense, but he says Favre will have to play within the system. And Frazier believes all his players understand that and want to be part of a successful group. Minnesota is 3-7 after the Packer loss.