‘‘He is going,’’ Bonita Favre, his mom said. ‘‘I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play. This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it.
‘‘He told me he would always wonder ‘what if?’ I told him I supported him.’’
Bonita Favre said he son will work out Wednesday and plans to take a few reps in a preseason home game on Friday against Kansas City. The Vikings are 1-0 after a 13-3 win over Indianapolis last Friday.
‘‘I wanted to go to the game on Friday,’’ she said. ‘‘But I said I could not make because I have two baby showers at my house on Saturday. I think playing on Friday was part of the deal.’’