That vision came close to reality in 2007, according to ESPN's Andrew Brandt, who served as the team's vice president from 1999 to 2008.
As Brandt tells it, Moss wanted a one-year deal, so he could play for a better contract in 2008.
After Green Bay missed out on Moss, Favre was irate. As Brandt tells it:
"I spent the rest of the (2007) draft listening to Bus Cook, his agent, express Favre's anger, along with threats to not show up. I knew Favre had long dreamed of playing with Moss, but I told him that Greg Jennings would be a star in time. Favre said he didn't have time. I explained our method of drafting and developing players, but it only served to deepen his resentment of a general manager who did not welcome his input the way previous regimes had."
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"We're 1-3 since he came in," Favre told The New York Times after Moss was cut loose in November 2010. "It's not his fault. It's all of our faults. The decision to bring him in, and to release him, was not a player decision. I was not involved either way. We have to find that chemistry, somehow, some way, to generate some kind of spark. That's what bringing in Randy was to do. It didn't work out."