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He Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken Wants To Make A Comeback?

There's one player in the illustrious history of the Minnesota Vikings that tends to make fans of the Beloved Purple cringe like none other. He was thought to be the missing piece to a Super Bowl puzzle, and he was. . .for another team, after the Vikings gave up a boatload of picks and players to acquire him. The mere mention of this player's name is often enough to send Viking fans into an uncontrollable fit. So, in the interest of everyone's public health and sanity, I'm not going to outright mention his name here.

(If you don't know who I'm talking about by this point. . .ask another Viking fan. I take no responsibility for what happens after you hear the name.)

Well, it turns out that this player is. . .and I hope you're sitting down for this. . .wanting to make a comeback to the NFL.

Apparently he feels that he's in better shape now at the ripe old age of 48 than he was when he actually played in the National Football League. He also hasn't played a single down in the NFL since 1997. But, when asked about the possibility of a comeback, he listed two possible teams.

"The two teams I would come back to play for are Minnesota or Atlanta," (he who shall not be named) said. "It would probably be Atlanta because that's home for me.

I know it's a long shot to happen and everything. . .but, still, this is too weird to comprehend at this point.