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Sounds Like Carl Peterson Is Ready To Get Back Into The NFL

Where will Carl Peterson go?  One year and one day ago he announced his resignation as the Kansas City Chiefs Pres./GM/CEO and today he's the chairman of USA Football, the governing body of youth football.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network spoke with Peterson regarding his position with USA Football. Peterson says he's there to "give the organization some administrative and direct leadership." Commissioner Roger Goodell actually asked him to take the position, which I think shows the level of respect some folks in league circles have for the Chiefs 20 year GM.

Throughout their conversation, LaCanfora says he "couldn’t help get the sense...that his competitive juices are flowing again."

LaCanfora says he could be a candidate for some sort of front-office, "football czar" type of position with a franchise. We already told you of Peterson speaking glowingly of the Seahawks front office and coaching staff.  The Seahawks, of course, are looking for a "football czar" type position.  He's also been previously connected with the Dolphins, but the possibility of actual talks hasn't been confirmed.

He didn't make any guarantees on returning NFL saying, "We'll see what happens," but he didn't shut the door either.

"I’ll see what 2010 brings," he said said. "The NFL is the best professional sports league in this country, I’m very biased about that. But I’m not in any rush to get back into a particular club. I’m available for consultation and to talk with owners and give my perspective and thoughts and have had some calls from ownership. And in my 20 years with the Chiefs I’ve made a lot of good friends."

Hmm...I know, I know Carl isn't the Chiefs GM anymore.  However, I do find his the possibility of his transition back into the NFL front office system quite interesting.

My money is on him finding a non-GM, front office role with a team sometime before the 2010 season begins.

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