NFL Free Agency: Could Brett Favre Back Up Michael Vick in Philadelphia?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJuly 24, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 28: Injured Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings stands on the sidelines during thier game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 28, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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It's about that time of year; the time when Brett Favre hits all news feeds regarding his possible return out of retirement.

This time, it's Favre potentially joining the Philadelphia Eagles to back up Michael Vick—yes, that's right, a backup role for the gunslinger from Mississippi. 

The news began to stir up when Vick posted on his Twitter account, which is no longer posted, that he'd welcome Favre to be his backup in 2011.

"I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. That will be amazing. Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career," Vick tweeted, according to ProFootballTalk

Not only has Vick spoken out about Favre, Howard Eskin of WIP tweeted that the Eagles could show interest in Favre once they trade away current backup Kevin Kolb.

Let's put this into perspective. Do we actually believe that the 41-year-old Favre would want to come back as a backup? No way. If Favre wants to play, he's going to have to be the starter with no questions asked.

However, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer recently tweeted that it's highly unlikely that Favre would back up in Vick in Philly, as the Eagles will show zero interest. In fact, he claims that "two Eagles sources tell me an emphatic no to Favre coming there to back up Michael Vick."

By looking at this situation on paper, Favre standing behind Vick wouldn't be a bad idea, considering all the experience Favre has under his belt. But do we really want the ultimate gunslinger giving Vick some advise in "toying" with defenses? I don't think so. 

Favre's NFL career needs to end, as he's making himself look like a complete joke, tainting everything that he's accomplished during his illustrious career.

It's rather pleasing hearing that two Eagles sources have shot down these rumors of a potential Favre landing, as I'm one of the biggest anti-Favre guys out there today.


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