19 Better QB Choices Than Brett Favre

After former No.1 overall pick, St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford, went down with a knee injury last Sunday, the organization reached out to legendary 44-year-old QB and grandpa Brett Favre. He declined, claiming he just can’t play anymore. Here are 19 QBs who might have the time or the energy.

1. Kurt Warner (42 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Best QB in Rams history, looks like he could still sling it.
Why it won’t: Seems to enjoy being on TV. Must be the free makeup.

2. Keanu Reeves (49 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Did you not see that pass to Murphy to win the game?
Why it won’t: Seems to do his best work when time and space are being bent, which is against NFL rules.

3. David Carr (34 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: He is a Super Bowl winner …
Why it won’t: … as the backup QB.

4. Tim Couch (36 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Like, Bradford, a former No. 1 overall pick
Why it won’t: Once contacted all 32 teams for a job… and only the Jaguars returned his call.

5. Jeff Garcia (43 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: A multi-time Pro Bowler and one of the most underrated QBs of his generation, it appears he keeps in great shape.
Why it won’t: Lost out on last chance for last starting job to the next guy on this list.

6. Jake Delhomme (38 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Nearly won last game he played, after beating out #5 on the list for the job
Why it won’t: Getting “Delhommed” means having your QB (and his 5 INTs) be the sole reason your team lost.

7. Adam Sandler (47 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: As Paul Crewe, he beat the guards.
Why it won’t: Might not be as good as Burt Reynolds right now, but Burt’s too busy being awesome.

8. Tim Tebow (26 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: 8-6 record as a starter, with an additional victory in the playoffs, which happened against the Steelers.
Why it won’t: 47.9% completion percentage, an arm like a duck.

9. Donovan McNabb (36 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: 6-time Pro Bowler, helped revolutionize the QB position, nearly won a Super Bowl.
Why it won’t: Lost Super Bowl because he got sleepy on the last drive.

10. Trent Dilfer (41 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: A former SB champion, Dilfer seems like a genuine QB savant, may understand the nuances of playing QB better than anyone on Earth right now.
Why it won’t: Really seems to prefer getting paid to yell on television, and more importantly, who would do Dilfer’s Dimes?

11. James Van Der Beek (36 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: May be greatest living American, seems like a team leader.
Why it won’t: Made very clear in the past how he feels about a professional football career.

12. Jamarcus Russell (28 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Another former No.1 overall pick, Russell can throw a ball 75 yards while kneeling
Why it won’t: Needs to kneel down because he has gotten fatttttt.

13. Jeff George (45 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Grows a mean mullet, and best friend Jason Whitlock thinks he can still play. Also, offered to replace Favre in Minnesota after he left the Vikings.
Why it won’t: He’s Jeff George.

14. Jamie Foxx (45 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Lead the Sharks to the Pantheon Cup, former franchise QB for New Mexico Aztecs.
Why it won’t: A bit of an ego, lacks the size to make all of the NFL throws, too busy saving the White House from traitors in Congress.

15. Devon Sawa (35 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: He is NOT busy.
Why it won’t: Hasn’t seen the field much since Pop Warner, may have trouble picking up the zone blitz.

16. Todd Marinovich (44 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: An elite prospect coming out of USC, he was taken ahead of Favre in the 1991 draft, and was considered by many to have the most promising future out of that class.
Why it won’t: Everything that happened after the 1991 draft.

17. Mario Lopez

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Why it could work: Was star QB at Bayside High.
Why it won’t: The Rams are H8Rs.

18. Tommy Maddox (42 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: A former XFL MVP and XFL champion with a decent amount of NFL experience.
Why it won’t: Still counting his winnings from the “Million Dollar Game”.

19. Brad Johnson (45 years old, 0 grandkids)

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Why it could work: Former Super Bowl-winning QB who once caught a pass from himself. If you’ve seen the Rams receivers, you’d realize how important that skill is.
Why it won’t: Not entirely sure, maybe someone should call him.

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