Be honest. There hadn't been a Favre story since February and you were getting bored. Well now, we have a little development that will cause speculation about whether he is truly retired for good.
1) Why now? - I think this is pretty obvious. Favre had already asked for his unconditional release back in February, but that request was denied. The reason being the Jets only had Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff on their roster and if Favre was going to comeback, they wanted him to comeback for them.
Things changed on April 25 when the Jets not only drafted a rookie quarterback in Mark Sanchez, but also traded up to the fifth overall pick to get him.
If Sanchez gets anything close to the $40 million guaranteed Matt Stafford received from Detroit...