That is the belief of former Red Rose star Richard Wigglesworth, who plays alongside and coaches Ford at Leicester.
Ford (above), capped 77 times before being surprisingly axed in the autumn, is recalled by Eddie Jones for the Six Nations to fill the void left by Owen Farrell's injury.
Marcus Smith remains first choice for the fly-half spot away to Scotland on Saturday week, but Ford has been the Premiership's standout No.10 all season.
Wigglesworth (right) said: "George is a top professional, he can get back in and play well for a number of years, I have no doubt.
"I'm not going to say Marcus isn't absolutely on fire, he has been for a while. But Eddie has got options.
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