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Favre Big Apple Bound in Trade Shocker with the Packers

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In the end, Brett Favre will stay in green after all. Just not the green that he would have perfered to end his career in. Early Thursday morning the New York Jets swooped in and made a deal with the Packers to bring Favre to the Big Apple in hopes of taking the 4-12 Jets to new heights. The NFL Network reports Green Bay will receive a conditional 2009 fourth-round draft choice in return, that could elevate all the way to a first-round pick based on the percentage of snaps Favre takes this year.

Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson confirmed the deal in a statement the team released early Thursday. “I am looking forward to seeing Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform,” Johnson said. “He represents a significant addition to this franchise, and reflects our commitment to putting the best possible team on the field. Mike Tannenbaum and his football administration staff did a great job of navigating this complex process. I am excited about welcoming Brett, Deanna and their family to the Jets organization.”

The move to get Favre means the end of the Chad Pennington era with the Jets. Chad was well ahead of Kellen Clemens in the QB derby in New York, but with the deal to snag Favre, the team has already said that Pennington is the odd man out. “It’s a bittersweet moment for us,” Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum said. “I have all the respect in the world for Chad as a person, as a player. We’ve accomplished a lot of good things with Chad.”

The Jets are in Cleveland tonight for a preseason meeting with the Browns. There is no word as to when Brett will join the team, and also what the team will do in terms of QB play tonight with Pennington on his way out, and Favre coming in.


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2 Responses to “Favre Big Apple Bound in Trade Shocker with the Packers”

  1. NewGiantFan says:

    The Jets have made a dumb move. People are acting like we traded for 35 year old Brett Favre. This is a 38 year old in the most physical sport on earth. Ridiculous!!!! We would have went to the playoffs with out him. Sending a 4th round pick which seems to always work out great for the Jets was dumb dumb dumb! The Packers got more for Favre an out of his prime QB than the Raiders got for Moss the most dominat receiver in the game at his prime. THE JETS SUCK and will always suck and I am no longer a fan. Thank God I didn’t pay for those PSL’s This move will go down as one of the dumbest in Jets history. You needed a QB you should have drafted Brady Quinn last year. Wasted a 2nd on Clemans an experiment and took a shot at the bum and didn’t draft Kentuckys one man team Andre Woodson last year. Tannebaum this is an Isaih Thomas move. Mortgaged our future to rent a fossilized QB for two years. Anyone who celebrates this move is an idiot! You have to find a raise a QB like Romo, Brady, any Manning, Rothlisberger any of the QB’s at Cleveland. This is Montana in KC, This Moon in Minnesota, THIS IS JUST PLAIN DUMB!!!!!!

  2. karmath20 says:

    Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round, 33rd overall in the 1991 NFL Draft. Atlanta coach Jerry Granville did not approve of the drafting of Favre, saying it would take a plane crash for him to put Favre into the game.Brett Favre played 16 seasons in Green Bay.In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.In 1995, Favre won the first of his three AP MVP awards.One of the defining moments of Favre’s career and arguably his greatest game ever took place on December 22, 2003, in a Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders.
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