Vikings QB Brett Favre said Wednesday he would consider resting his sore elbow and sitting out games.
Favre grabbed his elbow several times after throwing passes in the Vikings' 29-20 loss to the Jets on Monday. He admitted that the accuracy of his passes was affected by the elbow tendinitis he is fighting through.
"You're not going to make every throw, but I would have made some of those throws," Favre said. He wore a wrap on the elbow as he spoke.
Favre added, "I don't want to play just to play."
Two years ago, Favre acknowledged that he should have rested his injured biceps when he was a member of a Jets team that started out 8-3 but missed the playoffs. Favre currently has a consecutive games-played streak of 289, and 313 counting playoff games.
Favre also is going through another painful process, dealing with constant questions about the reports that he sent lewd messages and photos to a fomer Jets employee, but he again sidestepped questions about the incident. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday from the owners' meeting that he was still gathering facts on the case and that he had no plans yet to speak with Favre.
Favre has played through pain for the last 20 years, so his arm would practically have to be falling off for him to sit out a game this season. That said, it would be wise for his owners to have a backup plan ready. At age 41, every hit Favre takes could possibly be a knockout blow, so planning for him to miss time is a must. Obviously, the fantasy values of all Vikings receivers would decline if Tarvaris Jackson were to replace Favre.