A day after former Vikings quarterback John David Booty had a tryout with the Texans, he has landed with another team in the AFC South.
The former USC quarterback was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in 2008, and he landed on the Vikings’ practice squad after Brett Favre took both Booty’s number and, as a practical matter, his roster spot.
The arrival of Booty in Nashville only four days before the Vikings play the Packers is, on the surface, meaningless. But Mike Reinfeldt, the Titans’ G.M., was an eight-year member of the Green Bay front office, from 1991 through 1998. Per his online bio, Reinfeldt was “instrumental” in bringing to Green Bay Ron Wolf, the G.M. who knew that Brett Favre would become something much more than a hard-partying Mississippi kid with a dyslexic last name.
More recently, Reinfeldt was rumored to be in line for the CEO position in Green Bay, and he remains close friends with Packers G.M. Ted Thompson.
It’s probably all one big coincidence. But we wouldn’t be shocked to learn that Booty’s initial duties include a brain-picking conference call with Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy as they prepare to host Favre for the first time ever.