Gunslingin’ quarterback Jeff George is making a comeback — again.
No, not with the Colts, Raiders or Redskins — but instead on a field where his talents can do the most good.
George, an Indianapolis native, is set to play in a Feb. 1 flag football game pitting military amputees against former NFL players. The game will benefit Wounded Warrior Amputees (if you’re in the Indy area and want to check it out, tickets are $20 and can be purchased here).
George has tight military connections, with his brother-in-law and father-in-law both Army officers.
The quarterback played for several NFL teams over his 14-year career, and was always highly touted for his deep-passing skill. Run-ins with coaches — including a famous flare-up with Atlanta Falcons coach June Jones in 1996 — clashed with his genuine talent, though, and George was labeled an enigma during the last half of his time in the league.
Still, you can’t argue with throws like this.
And on Feb. 1, with flag football not exactly a run-first game, fans can expect some aerial fireworks courtesy of George’s golden arm.
Here’s an old ESPN piece with some highlights of George’s stint with his hometown Indianapolis Colts.