You knew it was coming.

The lockout's not over, the Eagles haven't traded Kevin Kolb yet, but a report has surfaced that the team is interested in Brett Favre as the backup quarterback for next season.

WIP-AM's Howard Eskin, citing sources, went on NBC10 Saturday night and reported that it was "possible" the Eagles could sign the future Hall of Famer.

A team source told The Inquirer that bringing Favre to Philly was a "long shot" and that a "lot of things would need to fall into place" for it happen.

For one, Favre may not want to play football anymore, although he's held the NFL hostage before with his will-he-or-won't-he-retire act.

And if Favre wants to unretire, would he want to return as a backup? The 41-year-old has made it clear before that he doesn't want to play second string.

But Favre has a close bond with Eagles head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, having worked with both in Green Bay.

- Jeff McLane