Madden 2009 Curse Could be Financial for Packers

Favre on Madden 2009 Cover

It’s reported that Favre will be on the cover of Madden 09.  Obviously the “curse” is a little different when it deals with a retired player.  So what’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of this cover?  Favre could keep playing.  That would mean the Packers would have to keep his $12million salary on their payroll for this season. 

In other news, the Packers are looking at washed up QB Daunte Culpepper to serve as a backup to the surely to be on IR Aaron Rodgers.  Let me help you out, he’s no good!  The only time his career was ever worth anything was when he could blindly hurl the ball downfield to Moss.  Look at his last years as a Viking.  Granted he got hurt, but even when healthy he was horrid without Moss around.  He’s still probably not 100% recovered from his knee injury either.

I understand that you sign a guy like Culpepper because he’s a veteren and not a terrible backup option.  I know that you go into a situation like this hoping that Rodgers will do fine and stay healthy.  I just can’t think of what will happen if Rodgers isn’t fine.  Are we really going to potentially enter the Daunte Culpepper era in Green Bay?