posted on May, 21 2005 @ 11:11 AM
Jerry Rice had an "excellent" conversation with Broncos coach Mike Shanahan about the possibility of playing in Denver next season, his agent said.
"They had an excellent conversation," agent Jim Steiner told the Associated Press on Thursday. "But they haven't taken it to the next level."
Shanahan coached Rice when he was offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers from 1992-94. Rice played for the Seahawks and Raiders last season.
Steiner recently sent a league-wide e-mail saying the "GOAT" -- Greatest Of All Time -- was available and wanted to play next season.
The possibility of Rice playing for the Broncos, first reported by NFL.com, would allow the NFL leader in career catches, receiving yards and
touchdowns to add to his totals, most likely as a backup in the Denver system.
Steiner said the 42-year-old receiver is willing to be a role player. The Broncos are still in search of depth at their receiver position.
I hope this works out for him, I'd like to see him walk away from the game on his own terms and it's obvious he isn't ready yet. He still has more
passion for the game than some of these players in the prime of their careers. *cough*RandyMoss*cough*