Pick Six: Players we’d actually like to return

Tiki Barber wants to make a return to the NFL. And after a quick check of the calendar, yep, it is still only March 8.

So apparently Barber is serious, and this is a worse idea than Greedo shooting first.

One of the biggest problems for the Giants last year was having a running back who couldn’t hold on to the ball. Barber should help with that. Hey, the Giants also need a quarterback who doesn’t throw interceptions, so by that logic, Dave Brown should be coming out of retirement.

Well, the Giants have announced they will release Barber, who will hopefully enjoy his stay in the nation’s capital (just kidding, but do you see a better landing spot?). Undaunted, here are six players we would love to see return to the NFL.

6. QB Jake Plummer
Jake the Snake would be rated higher, but I have been enjoying his time on the pro handball circuit.

5. QB Carson Palmer
Sorry, just getting this one ready in case he actually does follow through on his threat to retire. But seriously, a nine-year sentence in Cincinnati is long enough. Even Plaxico Burress gets parole.

4. WR Randy Moss
Moss’ sudden retirement stunned everybody because it appeared that he still had something in the tank. What, he’s still playing? Yeah, right.

3. RB Jim Brown
Brown, then 47, seemed serious enough when he threatened to come out of retirement to play for the Raiders as Steelers RB Franco Harris approached his all-time rushing record in 1983. Though, I take Brown’s comeback attempt more seriously than anything by Barber. If you had to choose between Brown and Barber right now, who would you go with? That is what I thought.

2. Anybody but Brett Favre
Does this need an explanation? No? Thanks.

1. QB Kurt Warner
Always leave them wanting more. Just look at the legacy of Warner compared to Favre. Warner is still beloved in Arizona and fans spent the 2010 season wondering what could have been if Warner returned. Favre’s sequel in Minnesota reached depths not seen since “Dumb and Dumberer” which, incidentally, is a pretty accurate description of Barber’s post-NFL career.

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