Jets Jump In


The anti-Favre-to-Minnesota lobby should be encouraged by this Green Bay Press-Gazette Story:

"Jets’ trade talks for Favre heat upThe New York Jets are in serious talks with the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre’s agent about acquiring the legendary quarterback, a source said today.The Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only teams that have permission to speak with Favre about a potential trade for now. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, has been in talks with the Jets, who have shown a growing interest, but Cook has not been working closely with the Buccaneers, according to two sources.Favre would have to sign off on any trade before a new team would be willing to give up compensation for him, because if he refuses to report to the new team’s camp, the trade would be voided. The extent of Cook’s talks with the Jets means Favre at least is considering playing for them.Ted Thompson, the Packers’ general manager, has been asking for a draft pick that could escalate to a better pick based on Favre’s and the new team’s performance. Thompson and the Packers have stated repeatedly they plan to move forward with Aaron Rodgers, the former first-round pick and Favre’s backup the past three years, as their starting quarterback."

Just when it looked like there was a serious chance of Favre ending up in purple.  But this could still benefit the Vikings…if the Jets land Favre and decide to get rid of Chad Pennington as a result.  I’d be happy to have Pennington as at least a backup to Tarvaris Jackson, and would be even happier if he were given a shot to win the starting job.