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By Eric Edholm

In any personnel move, NFL people must weigh the positives and negatives. With most players, it's a matter of talent, age, health, desire and a few other relatively clear-cut factors.

Does he want to play here? Can he fit our system? Basic stuff.

But it's clear that the Brett Favre impending signing hold far deeper and difficult-to-read issues than your average player joining a new team. We'll forgo the positive stuff for a bit, but you can bet that there are things Favre can do that Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels cannot.

I wrote about some of this earlier in a PFW Spin, but you can take this argument as deep as you want it. Let's focus on the potential negative questions that face this new arrangement:

How will the team accept him, knowing he's likely to receive some some of preferential treatment, as he did last season with the Jets?

How will Favre develop a rapport with his pass catchers on the fly?

Will he be satisfied handing off to the game's best bellcow back in Adrian Peterson?

Will Favre be able to stay in one piece, currently concerned about two ankle injuries, a balky knee, a surgically repaired biceps and a partially torn rotator cuff?

The list goes on …

For you, if you're a Vikings fan or not, what concerns you the most about a Favre return? If you are not a Vikings fan, are you happy or not about this? Is the NFL better with Favre playing?

I am curious to hear your thoughts, as sick of this topic as some of you might be. You have to admit: It does change the Vikings' picture quite a bit, does it not?

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