As many of you have probably already heard Brett Favre the New York Jets quarterback who led the team to a 1-4 record down the stretch informed the Jets organization recently he was going to retire…… again. This is about the third or so time Brett has done this so who knows if he means it this time, but it seems that perhaps his monumental breakdown in the last quarter of the season may have finally let him realize it is time to go back to Mississippi, wear his Wrangler jeans, and go hunting full time.
The Jets who were in the drivers seat to be in the Hunt for the AFC Championship until Favres abysmal play correlated with their demise down the stretch. Do I totally blame Favre for this collapse? No. There were questionable coaching calls and certainly there were others on the team who dropped the ball, but you can not argue that Favreran out of gas down the stretchwhen it mattered with his interceptions far outnumbering his TD passes. In fact over the last four season in December (remember the golden rule good teams don’t lose after Thanksgiving) Favre has thrown 13 TD passes to his 31 interceptions.
Brett was a great player for the Green Bay Packers. He was someone who played the game like we dream to as a boy. Heleft his heart and soul on the field so you can understand some of his shenanigans over the past few years. Ultimately though his stretching of his career has worn thin though. Bowing out gracefully is no longer an option so it is best to go ahead and exit stage right. Let some time pass so everyone can forget that season in the other green uniform and remember the good years with the Packers.
If he does decide in a month that he can’t scratch the itch I think the Jets should package him up to anybody who wants him for a third or fourth round pick. For the record I was not optimistic or happy about this move from the start, and I’m happy to see the Jets head in a new direction. Maybe Mark “The Dirty” Sanchez, maybe a Veteran, or perhaps see if Kellen Clemens has matured into a starter. No matter what they do I am doing back flips today knowing that Brett is gone!