NY Jets: Insider Says Jets May Be Talking With Packers about Brett Favre

bob mantzSenior Writer IJuly 15, 2008

An industry insider said yesterday that the New York Jets may be talking with the Green Bay Packers about acquiring disgruntled QB Brett Favre.

Favre said yesterday in an exclusive interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News that he was "guilty of retiring early." He added that he wanted to play again, but didn't feel welcomed in Green Bay.

The Jets may be thinking that Favre, along with their free agent signings this past off-season, may be enough to get the franchise to its first Superbowl since January 12, 1969.

The insider added that a possible swap might include Jets' QB Chad Pennington and a sixth round draft choice.

The Bleacher Report could not reach either Green Bay or New York for comment.

Trenton Times columnist Mark Eckel speculated today that the Packers could possibly trade Favre to the Ravens, the Dolphins, the Raiders, or the Jets—though the latter were saying that they were not interested.

However, Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are unlikely to show interest in acquiring retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. This leaves the door wide open for a Jets' end run.

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