Should Brett Favre Join the Philadelphia Eagles?

Carlos SandovalAnalyst IIIJuly 24, 2011

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 14: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks over the Chicago Bear defense before taking the snap at Soldier Field on November 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 27-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre is normally the last thing NFL freaks want to talk about over the offseason. 

And while the entire lockout has made us desperate for any NFL news, this might be hilariously too much. 

That's because, folks, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in signing Brett Favre, because they totally could use him.

So the question becomes: Dear NFL/Brett Favre fan, should Brett Favre make things mutual and sign with the Philadelphia Eagles?

Our heads tell us "no." Our guts tell us "no." 

But our hearts—those which have been filled with excitement from Brett Favre's play over the course of the past 53 years—tell us..."no." 

In all seriousness, the Philadelphia Eagles could use a backup quarterback if Kevin Kolb is traded away in the offseason, something that's almost a certainty. 

Michael Vick, the team's new franchise quarterback, did remarkably well last season, putting up passing numbers we had hoped from the explosive quarterback his entire season, while also maintaining a high level of explosiveness—he ran for 676 yards and nine touchdowns, while also throwing for over 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns.

But the dangers associated with Michael Vick's play are the same dangers that Brett Favre faced as a scrambling quarterback—this includes getting slammed after a run outside of the tackles, desperately reaching for the yards required to obtain a first down. 

So, if Mike Vick gets injured, Brett Favre would come in to relieve him. 

Schematically, this makes sense, too. Brett Favre would be playing in a West Coast offense under veteran coach Andy Reid, and he would have a metric crap-load of weapons available to him, with DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant heading the Eagles' wide-receiving corps. Favre can launch (still) and those bros can run. 

Favre won't have to play 16 games, and he'll get to miss some of training camp like he has done for the past 25 years of his career. Rather, he'll play the role of mentor while serving as your typical, legendary, Hall-of-Fame backup quarterback. 

Of course, there are reasons against Favre's decision to come back for one (?) more year. Favre is still susceptible to injury because his elbow and shoulder look like pudding (has that stopped him before?!) and he doesn't want to end his career as an on-purpose backup, even if he does get to try to ride along for another Super Bowl run. 

Brett Favre may not want another ride, but there has been zero noise coming out of Favre's gardening circ- er, camp. 

The Philadelphia Eagles would, of course, be interested, but will Favre be willing to play backup for a good shot at another Super Bowl title? 

He's done it before (over and over again). Let's hope he doesn't again.

What say you, y'all? Are you down for ONE...MORE...YEAR?


Carlos Sandoval is co-host of weekly NFL podcast, The Pigeon Toe. You can follow him on Twitter: @CarloshSandoval.