The Falcon Jedi Knight Posted July 24, 2011 Share Posted July 24, 2011 Report: Eagles interested in Favre You knew it was coming. The lockout's not even over, the Eagles haven't even traded Kevin Kolb yet, but a report has surfaced that the team is interested in Brett Favre as their backup for next season. WIP's Howard Eskin, citing sources, went on CBS3 this evening and reported that it was "possible" the Eagles could sign the future Hall of Fame quarterback. A team source told The Inquirer that bringing Favre to Philly was a "long shot" and that a "lot of things would need to fall into place" for it happen. For one, Favre may not even want to play football anymore, although he's held the NFL hostage before with his will-he-or-won't-he-retire act. And if Favre even wants to un-retire, who says he wants to come back as a backup? The 41-year-old has made it clear before that he never wanted to play second string. But there are a few reasons to think Favre may be willing to accept an offer from the Eagles. He has a close bond with Eagles head Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, having worked with both in Green Bay. And the 41-year-old may also want one last shot at winning a Super Bowl. The Eagles will likely be in search of a starting-caliber quarterback as Michael Vick's backup if and when they trade Kolb. There are several candidates on the market, including Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck and St. Louis' Marc Bulger, but neither has the cache of Favre, even though he was banged up for the Vikings by the end of last season.Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Report-Eagles-interested-in-Favre.html#ixzz1SzSH6QXm Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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