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Old 07-27-2009, 11:48 AM    (permalink
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Jeff George and Brett Favre came into the NFL in the early '90s, but that's where the similarities end. George, the first-overall pick in 1990, was known more for his mercurial disposition and unfulfilled potential; Favre, a 1993 third-rounder was, until last year, one of the league's most popular players and a Super Bowl champion.

Both players are currently out of the NFL, although Favre's return is imminent (because, well, that's how he rolls). The 41-year-old George, who last saw the field in '01, would gladly welcome a chance to play again. I suspect Jason Whitlock fully supports this.

Via IlliniHQ.com:
"I feel like I can still play, and if there's someone out there to give me a shot, that would be wonderful," George said last week on his way back home to Indianapolis from one of his frequent trips to Champaign, where he tutors Atkins and a couple of other young area quarterbacks. ...

"You look throughout the league, you see 20 teams that need quarterbacks 20 teams need starters and probably everybody needs a backup," George said. "In my opinion, there's just not a lot of quality quarterbacks out there these days."
I can't disagree with that -- the NFL is full of backups who represent huge drop-offs from the guys they play behind. Despite the physical tools, teams haven't shown interest in George. Part of me wonders if this has more to do with the perception that he is difficult to work with than the fact that he's been on this planet for more than four decades.

I mean, if Brad Johnson can hold down a job as a second- or third-string quarterback, certainly there's room for George. Better yet: a team in the market for a starter (like, say, the Vikings) might also want to consider him. He's just like Favre, but with out the megalomania. See?
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:04 PM    (permalink
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is this even news? no one would give him a job. No one. Theyll rather call up Testaverde
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:16 PM    (permalink
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Jeff George has been trying to come back for years. He always bashes other QBs, saying that he's so much better than so and so. But yeah, no one wants Jeff George.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:17 PM    (permalink
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He's just like Favre, but with out the megalomania.
And without a Ring, and without 500000 passing records
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:25 PM    (permalink
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I wonder if Earl Morrall is looking for a job
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didnt he workout for the Bears a few years ago?
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:59 PM    (permalink
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In 2004, after two years away from the game, the Chicago Bears became the seventh NFL team to employ George, signing him to a one-year contract in November for a partial season backup role; but again he never took the field during a game, and he wasn't retained by the Bears for the 2005 season, and was not signed by any team. The Detroit Lions worked him out during their bye week in the event they needed another quarterback. However, George was not offered a contract.

Back with the Oakland Raiders

On August 28, 2006, the Oakland Raiders signed George. He was expected to compete for the third-string quarterback position. However, he was released by Oakland just five days later, on September 2, 2006.

While George has spent time on active NFL rosters the past several years, he has not attempted a pass since the 2001 season with the Washington Redskins. It was speculated that he might have replaced third string quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo due to his friendship with Randy Moss. Moss has previously stated that George was his favorite of all the quarterbacks he's worked with. He has also commented in the past that he and George would take weekend fishing trips together when they both lived in Minnesota.
yea thats from his Wiki page
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The Bears didn't even want him. As a QB, if you can't make it on the Bears, you know your career is over.
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He's just like Favre, but with out the megalomania.
Yeah, except not like Favre at all. Favre is one of the best QBs ever, George, well not quite.
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I thought Favre was a second, not third rounder.

I'm amazed this is even getting coverage...earlier this offseason George said if he were the Vikings QB they'd have won the Super Bowl, and it made it through all the news outlets. Who is even giving interviews to Jeff freaking George?
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Dude needs to pick a first name.
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I thought Favre was a second, not third rounder.

I'm amazed this is even getting coverage...earlier this offseason George said if he were the Vikings QB they'd have won the Super Bowl, and it made it through all the news outlets. Who is even giving interviews to Jeff freaking George?
He said the same thing when Romo went down. Dude is delusional.
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