If Brett Favre is going to play in 2009, the Jets want to see him take more of role in off-season team activities. Today’s Newark Star-Ledger says that team owner Woody Johnson is telling his new coaches that he wants Favre at those off-season functions.
Jets owner Woody Johnson said on WFAN Thursday that if Favre decides to return he’ll have to participate in the team’s off-season program.
“If he wants to play and he comes in early, which he will, he’ll have a lot more time to prepare and everything will be second-nature when he gets out there,” said Johnson, adding that he prefers a “strong-armed” quarterback to battle the inclement weather in the Northeast. “I think it’ll be a lot easier for him.” The Jets’ off-season program starts in March.
Last season Favre did not take part in those off-season activities since he didn’t join the team until early August.
Favre has not stated if he’s going to come back and play in '09.