CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Brett Favre, who has been treated with patience by the Green Bay Packers while deciding if he will retire, doesn't like the way the Tennessee Titans have dealt with Steve McNair, their veteran quarterback.
"All of the things he has done for that team," the Packers QB
said Thursday. "He really has been the face of that team for the
last 10 or 11 years, the one bright spot really. To be treated that
way I think is really unfair. He doesn't deserve it ... It is not
On April 3, the Titans had a team trainer tell McNair, the NFL's
co-MVP in 2003, that he could not work out on the team's property
until they can reach a deal reworking his contract. They fear an
injury would put them on the hook for $23.46 million under the
Favre and McNair have the same agent, Bus Cook.
McNair agreed to a six-year extension with Tennessee for $47
million in June 2001, a deal reworked often to provide the Titans
with much-needed salary cap space until now. The Titans declined to
pay a $50 million option to extend his deal, which now runs through
The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance on McNair's
behalf, charging the Titans breached his contract.
Favre declined to comment about his own playing future, but he made the comments before attending a fundraiser for the Chattanooga football program as a guest of coach Rodney Allison. Allison was
quarterbacks coach at Southern Mississippi when Favre played there.