If Brett Favre does actually retire, the Vikings have at least one option that isn't Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels. It's a name you may recognize attached to such mullet-mustache combos as this one and such teams as the 1-15 '91 Colts. It's Jeff George, of course (the headline probably made this anti-climatic)!â†µ
Last seen playing back-up for the Redskins in 2001, George took to the radio waves this morning to let Minnesota know he is still a free agent (for nine years running now), and is readily available to play quarterback.
George showed interest in joining the Vikings back in '07, and Brad Childress was less-than open to the idea. George is about the same age as Favre, although it's probably not going out on a limb to say Childress won't be interested this time around, either. Which is unfortunate, because an NFL with Jeff George in it is infinitely sexier than an NFL without him.