It would almost be worth going through a whole new cycle of Brett-Favre-is-unretiring stories to see him in a Chicago Bears uniform in 2009. I said almost. According to Leroy Butler as reported by MSNBC, Favre wants to play this coming season, but not with the Packers. But then, with whom?

Former Packers safety Leroy Butler is saying supposedly retired QB Brett Favre not only wants to play but will end up getting traded away from Green Bay, which has prepared for life without Brett. Butler theorizes that Favre will likely end up with another NFC North team: Chicago, Minnesota, or Detroit.

Butler made the comments on WTMJ radio, then was immediately pummeled with brooms. Now I will never consider him officially retired until he gives a formal concession speech. And I take it back ... I'd almost like to see him come back just to see him in a Lions uniform. Favre and Millen, making the magic happen in '09!

Favre Still Wants To Return [MSNBC]