Jets Smokescreen on Favre


Are they or aren’t they? Will they or won’t they? Are the Jets talking about Brett Favre in secret inner circle meetings and will they pull the trigger on the boldest move in franchise history on the eve of the season opening? All of a sudden the Jets are popping up more and more in rumors regarding Brett Favre and it is always accompanied by the front office speak of “Not interested” or “No chance” but why is the media (not Jets fans) still talking about the Jets and Favre? Yes, everyone loves speculation like this and the all media are nothing if not sensationalists but the Favre to the Jets deal makes perfect sense all the way around.

Forget his age. Forget his theatrics. Forget his salary. Forget the compensation. Is he head and shoulders better than the 2-headed monster of Kellen Pennington? Yes sir. Brett Favre would give the Jets their best chance of going to the Super Bowl since they led the Broncos 10-0 heading into halftime of the 1998 AFC Title Game. For a guy like Mike Tannenbaum to leave no stone unturned in his search for players to improve the team it goes against logic to say the Jets are not at least exploring this avenue. To that I think they are exploring it and they are giving it serious thought and not dismissing it as their quotes would lead you to believe. After all, everything the Jets do now is a state secret so why should anyone think they’d admit they were interested in Favre even if they were?

I say take the plunge. What have the Jets got to lose? Thye have not been to a Super Bowl in 40 years! Favre is not the same guy that won those MVP trophies years ago but he is still better than about 25 other QB’s in the league right now. A special player like him should never become available like this and even if it is in the twilight of his career he still has plenty left in the tank to make the Jets a top 5 team in the AFC. The gunslinger in him will determine the plus or minus amount of games they play beyond the 16 game regular season. I say go get Brett and make him a Jet like he should have been all those years ago.

Tags: Brett Favre

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/39946-wfans-mike-francesa-just-confirmed-brs-mantz-715-exclusive-jets-favre Bob Mantz

    Great write up. Starting to sway me whether this season ticket holder now, too, wants him here.

  • http://jetsfret.blogspot.com bfadds

    I am on board!  I agree that Mangini and the boys are definitely being very secretive intentionally.  <a href=”http://jetsfret.blogspot.com/2008/07/broadway-brett-favre-to-jets.html”>Favre to the Jets</a> is beyond a possibility to me and I think once someone looks into the facts… it’s not hard to see why the Jets would pull off a move like this one.

  • http://jetsfret.blogspot.com bfadds
  • Brad Cotter

    To be honest, I”m not sure Brett Farve is the right fit for this offense. They’ve spent the offseason building to become a team that runs the ball and plays defense. Bringing in any gunslinger like Brett Farve is definitely counterproductive to the philosophy their trying to establish. Don’t get me wrong, Brett Farve is a definite upgrade, but don’t forget that Pennington has been to the playoffs and was a Doug F*IN Brien Field Goal away from doing some serious playoff damage. He’s one of the most accurate passers in NFL History (granted he only throws within 25 yards), and he know Brian S.’s system inside and out. Farve’s a country bumkin that’s been in the west coast offense forever. I’m not sure he’d work in a conservative approach in the biggest market in the country. Believe me, if they get him, I’ll be wearing #4 in week 1… But I’ve watched Farve his whole career and for every game he wins, there seems like there’s 2 he loses (At least the last 5 years). But who knows, I just wish the Jets wouldn’t have been drafting right behind the Falcons when they originally drafted Farve and we got…Browning Nagle. You definitely have a solid argument, but my gut feeling says Farve is gonna be a distraction wherever he goes.

  • Brad Cotter

    JETS SIGNED GHOLSTON… NO HOLDOUT!!! VERY NICE…

    Besides that guys, I gotta say I don’t like the Farve idea. Packer fans have been pulling their hair out for the last 5 years with all the mistakes he’s made… He draws a crowd and maybe that’s good going into a new stadium, but I really believe we need a game manager so that we can rely on this new strategy of running the ball and playing defense. I think the organization would be making a Big mistake by bringing in Brett Farve… He’s a hall of famer, for the Packers, but right now he’s better off somewhere he can just let it fly, like Green Bay, not New York. It just doesn’t feel right to me. Plus I just don’t see the Wrangler man headed to Jersey, to face the Pats twice this year, do you?

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/37885-ny-jets-insider-says-jets-may-be-talking-with-packers-about-brett-favre Bob Mantz
  • Brad Cotter

    Here’s what has worried me since day 1, we get Farve and my instint is telling me that Pennington will make his way to Minnesota and win a SuperBowl with them and we will once again be the laughing stock of the league. Pennington has been a great guy and a great teammate and leader WHEN HEALTHY… He was the comeback player of the year just two years ago… give ‘em a chance brotha’s!!! We can do this!!! Jets baby!!!