Q: Why not have a competition?
Thompson: "I thought it was important for me to be perfectly honest with Brett. We have started down this path, and it doesn't make sense for us to turn around and go back now. We have to continue down this path. Where that leads, I don't know. But I didn't want to be dishonest and disingenuous and say OK, we can do this and then change our mind. I think Brett Favre deserves more than that. So we told him the way we felt."