So what do Brett Favre’s former Jets teammates think of all the drama surrounding the guy who was supposed to lead them to the playoffs last year but instead led them to a disappointing finish, then deserted them? Let’s just say there are some unhappy guys in Jetsland right now. The most scathing words came from an unidentified Jet, who said:
I’m tired of being part of his soap opera. If he really wanted to win a championship, he’d be right here. Let’s call it for what it is: He wants to play for Minnesota so he can stick if to Green Bay twice a year. He’s just being selfish. I’m not surprised.
Thomas Jones? Probably. But there are others too, who are willing to put their names on their words. Jerricho Cotchery:
Before he came to us, the whole thing was he wanted to go to Minnesota. You kind of feel bad if you were the team he settled for.
Nick Mangold apparently isn’t angry at Brett, but he does question whether Favre still has it in him to make another run:
I don’t know. He is getting old. If he’s healthy and he still has the passion for it … I’d have to think at some point the passion has to die out. You can’t do it forever. But he had it all the way through last year. If he still has it, the potential is there.
Favre is embraced, even adored everywhere he goes, but when he moves on, he seems to leave a lot of bitter people in his wake. The same would probably happen if he came to the Vikings. But who would care, if he won us a Super Bowl?