According to the Philadelphia television station WCAU, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in bringing in future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre to backup Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick.
The rumor was confirmed by Howard Eskin, a noted radio talk show host in the city. A source with The Philadelphia Inquirer did not deny the rumor, stating that signing Favre is a long shot and a lot of things would need to fall into place for it to happen.
For starters, Favre would have to accept a backup role. However, he is going to be 42 in October and obviously has virtually nothing left in his career.
He has connections with Philly already. Head coach Andy Reid was his quarterbacks coach in 1997, when Favre won his third consecutive MVP award and led Green Bay to a Super Bowl appearance.
His quarterbacks coach the year before? None other than Marty Mornhinweg, the current assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Eagles.
The Inquirer also reports that Favre may be interested in winning another Super Bowl ring, and a year in Philadelphia could help him achieve that goal.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, was not available for comment.