Jeff George is 41 years old, and hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since 2001, when he played all of two games for the Redskins. By all reasonable measures the dude is finished, kaput, over. Nevertheless, Jeff won’t give up his dream of getting one last chance to prove himself. And he won’t let the Vikings and Brad Childress forget about what he thinks they could’ve had if they’d only given him that shot. George told Yahoo! Sports:
If I was in Minnesota, I guarantee I’d be wearing a ring right now. I just can’t get over why somebody like Brad Childress wouldn’t take a look at me and have me as the third guy on their roster. Put me in and I’ll pick up right where I left off in ’99, but this time with Adrian Peterson, so I wouldn’t have to throw it nearly as much.
There are a lot of things to criticize Chilly for, but one thing he’s done right is laugh off Jeff George. Laugh is the only thing you can do with this guy. Same with Daunte Culpepper. Yeah, both did great things for the Vikings – George in a very limited stint – but the past is the past. I know that. Chilly knows that. The only ones who don’t know it are Jeff and Daunte.