Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan wants to challenge Todd Collins for the backup quarterback role with the Redskins. And in his first year in the league, side-winding Brennan won over a lot of fans.
The Redskins are definitely open to the possibility of someone beating out Collins because they looked into signing Byron Leftwich in free agency. In my mind, Collins is still a serviceable backup, but he's starting to get a little long in the tooth. Brennan talked to the Washington Post recently about his competition with Collins.
"Todd Collins, he kind of reminds me a little of Brett Favre," Brennan said. "They talk about how old he is and how he's been in the league for a long time but he doesn't want to give it up. He's a tough competitor who knows what he's doing and has a lot of confidence, so it's not easy. And you've got to go out there and what it comes down to is the preseason and how we all measure up and do in the preseason. The better you do the better chance you've got at moving up."
This may be the first time that anyone's made the Favre-Collins comparison. Favre has appeared in 273 games while the 37-year-old Collins has appeared in 44. If you're ranking the backup situations in the NFC East, which direction do you go? Here's my list:
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