"There has to be a fall back plan and I'm your guy..."
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In the meantime, an actual angle of note during the latest iteration of the Favre saga involves another aging quarterback who hasn't wavered on his desire to play and not only can't get a job; he can't get a workout.
At age 42, Jeff George insists he still has what it takes to get the job done in Minnesota or anyplace else for that matter, as told to the Paul Allen radio show in Minneapolis:
"I've been hearing that for the last 6, 7 years that I'm too old. You would think somebody would just bring me in. Give me a shot and you'd save millions. People might laugh at the beginning but once that first game went and they saw what I can still do, I think those people would stop laughing."
"I still believe he's going to come back but, if he doesn't, there has to be a fall back plan and I'm your guy."
While Favre has become known for his annual summer ritual of throwing to high school receivers in Mississippi, George says he's been doing the same thing in Indianapolis.
"I go out there and I continue to throw with these receivers and you ask yourself, "Can I still do it?" And I still feel like I can do it."
"I know people are out there laughing but I still feel pretty good and I wouldn't put myself out there to make a fool out of myself if I couldn't do it."
As for the age issue, George cites that he's just "one year older" than Favre. Although, technically, there's an almost two year difference in age. George was born in December of 1967, Favre in October of '69.
George cites players like Steve DeBerg and Vinny Testaverde who helped teams behind center while in their mid 40's.
But the reality is only one quarterback in NFL history has ever won a playoff game past the age of 40.
And he just so happens to be the guy holding Minnesota and the NFL news cycle hostage for yet another offseason.