How to begin this post other than saying… Again?
He may be coming back. Seriously. Sports radio personality for WIP-AM 610 in Philadelphia, Howard Eskin, is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in bringing in Brett Favre as a backup QB for the 2012 season. And when it comes to track records on being a good source for the Philadelphia sports scene Eskin is pretty solid.
If possible to think straight on having another “Favre Watch” – as if the NFL Lockout wasn’t enough – this would make sense for both sides. Michael Vick is an injury risk, Kevin Kolb is all but guaranteed to be traded and teams that are gunning for a Super Bowl need a capable backup. Favre would be reunited with head coach Andy Reid, who did serve as Favre’s QB coach for a number of years in Green Bay. Plus the lockout may shorten camp, so Favre already has that out of the way. He probably could show up mid-August to have a press conference crying on how he missed the game, is doing this for the guys in the locker room & how being a backup wouldn’t subject his body to the rigors of a 16-game season.
But again… HEADACHE! He just won’t go away. What’s it gonna take? Maybe some day a meteor will hit the earth. And only crickets and Brett Favre will remain.
Jon Merckle may be followed on Twitter @thevikingpig