I really can't believe that I am going to have the chance to see a Favre-Brady duel twice in 2008-09. As I mentioned in my initial "Broadway Brett" post, a proven/veteran quarterback is the only thing that separates the Jets from the rest of the AFC elites.
Seriously, think about it: the Cowboys made the playoffs with a good defense, a great running game, a good receiving corps, and a really good quarterback. So what exactly separates the 2008-2009 Jets from the 2007-2008 Dallas Cowboys? That's what I thought.... Not really anything at all!
The Jets with Favre not only represent a light at the end of a dark, dingy tunnel in this franchise's history, but also and undoubted slot in the AFC's playoff picture in 2009.
ESPN.com delivers Favre's record (in limited action) against the AFC East:
Favre v. Bills: 2-3Favre v. Dolphins: 3-2Favre v. Patriots: 2-2
"As a result of this [trade], the Jets will likely release a quarterback. Signs have been pointing to Chad Pennington as the likely candidate because the team will need to free up cap room to fit Favre's contract under the salary cap."
Well, Jay, because you broke the story, I'll take it easy on you... I'm going to just assume that you knew the Jets were going to cut Pennington the entire time. Though, my co-writer, Mike Nastri, over at The Sports Distorters, told me that there is a chance that Favre may be shipped from the Jets to the Vikings for a significant turnaround on their draft picks, I can only hope that Favre stays with Gang Green in '08-'09.
To conclude, here's the Maddon '09 version of Brett Favre that ESPN posted on its webpage:
How glorious. I know it's only a video game image that I actually could've done myself, but it's glorious nonetheless. To my fellow Jet fans, get ready. This season just went from an 8-8 crapshoot to a 11-6 playoff push. Get excited and, to quote T.O. (which is never a good idea), "get your popcorn ready."
God, I am disgustingly giddy right now...