Thursday, August 7, 2008

Brett's A Jet!!!

J-E-T-S, JETS JETS JETS!  After many years of bad football and horrible draft picks, the New York Jets organization has finally made a great move.  Trading the Green Bay Packers for QB Brett Favre is a great pick up for the Jets and excites Jet fans like me.  Seeing #4 wear gangrene next year is going to be awesome and I can not wait.  

The Jets traded two draft picks for Favre.  The picks are undetermined now as they rely on Favre's performance and how many snaps he plays in this next season.  They will get 2 draft picks, most likely a second and third round pick.  Right now it is a 4th round pick only but will certainly turn into an earlier round pick as Favre only needs to play 50% of the snaps for the this to occur.  The picks rely heavily on the percentage of snaps Brett takes in a green jersey and if the Jets make the playoffs.  If Favre leads the Jets to the Super Bowl then it will turn into a first round pick. The Packers will most likely get a first or second round draft pick for Brett, and that is what they wanted to get.  The Jets are getting a great QB who has been injury free almost his entire career and still has a lot left in his arm.  The days of Chad Pennington and the Jets QB battle are finally over.  The Jets should have picked Favre in 1992 when he was coming out of college, but did not get the opportunity as Green Bay picked him up a pick before the Jets could.  16 years later, that dream has now come true as Brett will be the next big QB in NYC.  Can we say "Broadway Brett?"

The Jets announced that Kellen Clemens will be the backup QB for Favre, and that Chad Pennington's days as a Jet are over.  New York will attempt to trade or waive Pennington asap after acquiring Brett.

As a Jet fan I am extremely excited for this season.  The trade makes the Jets legitimate and a contender.  Favre v Brady two times a year in the AFC will be a great match up.  Brett will like the bright lights and big city of the the big apple even though he is a country boy.  He can certainly wear his Wranglers in the city and can also go hunting in NJ or upstate NY.  I think that Favre will come in and energize this team.  Look out Pat's!

Brett Favre 2008 Timeline

The Brett Favre saga in Green Bay might be nearing a conclusion after the unretired quarterback said he and the team might be better off without each other. A look at how the story has unfolded:

Aug. 6: Traded to New York Jets for conditional draft pick.

Aug. 5: Left practice facility in the afternoon ... did not practice with the team ... met with Packers officials to discuss trade options ... tells ESPN's Chris Mortensen "the best thing for this team is for us to part ways" ... considers talking to the Buccaneers about a possible trade.

Aug. 4: Favre reports to training camp and is added to active roster after passing physical

Aug. 3: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Favre

July 31: Favre offered $25 million to not report to camp

July 30: Meets with Packers president Mark Murphy in Mississippi

July 29: Faxes reinstatement request to NFL

July 25: Favre tells Packers he plans to report to training camp

July 19: Returns to Lambeau Field to attend Packers Hall of Fame ceremony

July 16: Packers file tampering charges with NFL against Vikings

July 11: Packers receive letter from Favre formally requesting release

July 8: Favre asks for release with understanding he won't be starter

July 6: Sends text message to Packers GM Ted Thompson

July 2: Favre says reports of return were "all rumor"

June 20: Favre tells coach Mike McCarthy he may want to play again

April 9: Says he might consider comeback if opportunity was presented

April 4: Agent reportedly contacts teams to gauge trade interest

April 3: Denies rumors of a comeback

March 6: Favre conducts retirement news conference

Jan. 20: Packers lose NFC Championship Game to the Giants in OT

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