Last night, Howard Eskin made waves with a report stating that the Eagles have "some interest" in Brett Favre once they trade Kevin Kolb. With nearly every other big name free agent linked to Philadelphia, why not the man who can never safely be assumed to be truly retired? Plus, the Eagles will likely need to bring in a backup to sit between Michael Vick and the still green Mike Kafka.
Eskin routinely ruffles a few feathers and has for longer than I can remember, but even his detractors know he's not without Eagles sources. Some detract for exactly that reason. Still, the report is very preliminary, so we'll hold our breath a bit before digging in too deeply on what it could mean.
One person who isn't waiting to share his opinion though is Vick, who wholeheartedly endorsed the Birds' signing Favre to be his backup on Sunday morning:I'm gonna take that "will be" as a slight misstatement of the conditional tense Vick correctly used in the first sentence, but I wonder if he remembers the last time an Eagles QB took up the cause of his potential backup... [UPDATE: Vick has since removed the posting.]
Now, I wouldn't expect present day Vick to lose his starting job to present day Favre under any circumstances, but I can certainly imagine the circus once again coming to town if the Eagles exchange the nameplates above the number 4 in midnight green this summer.
And, there's a chance Vick is right that Favre would be a great backup and voice on the sidelines, let alone a possible capable fill-in starter for a game or two. But he left a lot to be desired on the field in his most recent final campaign, and added an entirely new type of baggage off of it. The spotlight has a way of finding him.
We also don't know whether, if the Eagles in fact are in fact interested in Favre as a backup whether Favre would be interested in coming back as the clipboard holder at this point in his life.
Your thoughts on Favre as a backup to Vick under center for the Eagles? There's a sentence I couldn't have imagined typing a few seasons ago...
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.