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Vick endorses Favre to Eagles

UPDATE:

Vick endorses Favre to Eagles

The Eagles are reportedly looking at Brett Favre to serve as backup quarterback to Michael Vick. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)
The Eagles are reportedly looking at Brett Favre to serve as backup quarterback to Michael Vick. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP)

UPDATE:

While it is unlikely that the Brett Favre-to-Eagles rumors will quell now that the cat is out of the bag, the probability of such a pairing is low.

Whether the Eagles have any interest or not, the likelihood of the Favre circus coming to this town was characterized by several league sources as the longest of long shots.

That won't likely end the speculation or the talk radio chatter, but the week is expected to be full of activity and rumors with the lockout near over and free agency on the horizon. So maybe the Favre-to-Eagles gossip won't end up having much legs anyway.

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Or it will.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tweeted the following Sunday morning: "I would be honored to have Brett Favre as a backup. That will be amazing learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career."

FROM LAST NIGHT:

You knew it was coming.

The lockout's not even over, the Eagles haven't even traded Kevin Kolb yet, but a report has surfaced that the team is interested in Brett Favre as their backup for next season.

WIP's Howard Eskin, citing sources, went on NBC10 this evening and reported that it was "possible" the Eagles could sign the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

A team source told The Inquirer that bringing Favre to Philly was a "long shot" and that a "lot of things would need to fall into place" for it happen. For one, Favre may not even want to play football anymore, although he's held the NFL hostage before with his will-he-or-won't-he-retire act.

And if Favre even wants to un-retire, who says he wants to come back as a backup? The 41-year old has made it clear before that he never wanted to play second string.

But there are a few reasons to think Favre may be willing to accept an offer from the Eagles. He has a close bond with Eagles head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, having worked with both in Green Bay. And he may also want one last shot at winning a Super Bowl.

The Eagles will likely be in search of a starting-caliber quarterback as Michael Vick's backup if and when they trade Kolb. There are several candidates on the market, including Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck and St. Louis' Marc Bulger, but neither has the cachet of Favre, even though he was banged up by the end of last season.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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