If Brett Favre Retires, Jeff George Would Be Happy To Take His Place

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)!

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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.

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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.

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