Quite incredible, I must say. Brett Favre going to the New York Jets. After a month of back and forth, Favre goes to a team that has about as much chance of making the playoffs as the Giants did of winning the Super Bowl last year.
Please, the Jets are not making the playoffs. First, they have to get by the New England Patriots and that isn’t going to happen. The big showdown between Favre and Brady is not going to go to the old man.
Second, the Jets have to then contend with the rest of the division- the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills. The Bills made a good go at trying to get to the playoffs last year and there’s no reason that I’ve heard of to think they won’t try again this year. The Dolphins, now under Bill Parcell, could be better than last year. How could they be worse? Especially if Chad Pennigton, former Jet quarterback, goes to Florida instead of Minnesota.
So right there, the Jets are fighting for a wild card spot. In the AFC, there are just too many teams competing for that. Jacksonville (since the Colts are in the same division), Cleveland and/or Pittsburgh (if my dreams come true and the Browns win that division), perhaps the Bills as well.
Favre needs a miracle season. I’m not ruling that out, by the way. It is entirely possible that Favre will revive the Jets and have a monster season and get into the playoffs.
But the road to the next Super Bowl goes through New England. Hasn’t Brett been paying attention to training camp reports? The motto for the Patriots this year is “Finish.”
When the Pats get done with the Jets, that’s exactly what Favre will be. Finished.
Yes, expect a lot more anti-Favre talk. I hate that guy.