Sunday, July 24, 2011

UPDATED: Vick wants Favre; Sterger undecided

Just after the Brett Favre rumors began heating up, they began a painfully slow death.

Initially Eagles starting quarterback Mike Vick, on his verified Twitter account wrote Sunday, "I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup...amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did."

Jenn Sterger (@jennifersterger) hasn't weighed in on possible return of Favre.

That obviously got the attention of the Eagles, who were enjoying a fairly quiet Sunday.

Privately the Eagles aren't interested in Favre. The same with Jenn Sterger, who Farve reportedly had a texting scandal with during his stint with the Jets.

The tweet was conspicuously missing from Vick's Twitter timeline later in the day.

But don't rule Favre totally out if something awful happened to Vick. Favre, 41, knows enough up the West Coast Offense to run it without an  offseason. The only real question is whether his throwing arm and shoulder are up to another year in the NFL.

All of that said the Eagles would be much better served locking up a slightly younger veteran when they almost certainly trade backup quarterback Kevin Kolb. Free agency begins this weekend if the players recertify as a union and vote to approve the settlement NFL owners agreed upon. A majority vote is necessary to approve what would be the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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