Former NFL running back Herschel Walker says he can still play football. Current Falcons coach Dan Quinn says, “Bring it on.”
Appearing Tuesday at a Buckhead Business Association meeting, Quinn said the Falcons could use Walker.
“He’s one of my favorite all-time players,” Quinn said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Yeah, we have room for him. . . . He’d definitely fit in great from a competitive standpoint.”
It’s unclear whether Quinn was serious about the invitation to Walker. It’s also unclear whether Walker is serious when he says he can still play.
If both sides are serious, why not arrange a workout? If Walker makes the team, the 53-year-old tailback would become the oldest player in NFL history, by a full half decade.
If Walker’s claim sounds familiar, it should. In 2014, while still a mere 52, Walker said he could still play in the NFL.
So when is he actually going to give it a try?