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When Brett Favre arrived in New York in 2008, it brought attention to the Jets that had not been seen in some time. Most of that attention came from the media.
Favre was good with the Jets for the first eleven games leading the Jets to an 8-3 record and first place in the AFC East. The last five weeks would spell disaster, as the Jets went 1-4 to finish the season and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Favre did not have a 300-yard game. His numbers were pretty pedestrian. His quarterback rating was 81 and he threw 22 touchdowns with 22 interceptions.
Favre only threw four touchdowns in his last six games. The ten interceptions he threw seemed to be forced, as if he were a rookie.
It will be an interesting argument on how Favre will be remembered for his one-year stint in the Meadowlands.
This is not to say that Mark Sanchez will throw fewer interceptions in his rookie season at quarterback. He may throw even more.
But, you will not be saying that these plays are coming from a future Hall-of-Famer. It will just be rookie mistakes. While turnovers are painful by any player, at least fans can say that he is learning and not getting older ungracefully.
The sideshow that is Brett Favre ended for New York Jet fans in 2008.