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European Tour Boosts Packers Passer Brett Favre's Successor?


The best player in NFL Europe this spring has been Scottish
Claymores quarterback Craig Nall, whose accurate arm and field
presence have made him an intriguing prospect for Packers coach
Mike Sherman. "His efficiency has improved dramatically," Sherman
says of Nall, the former Northwestern State (La.) passer who was
taken by Green Bay in the fifth round of the 2002 draft. (He was
inactive all of last season.) Nall completed 58.5% of his passes
and threw 18 touchdown passes for the 6-4 Claymores. The Packers
didn't draft a successor to Brett Favre this year in part
because, when it was Green Bay's turn to pick, Sherman didn't see
a quarterback available who was better than the 6'3" Nall. When
training camp opens, Nall will be given every chance to beat out
Doug Pederson for the backup job.