Brett Favre and the New York Jets Looking More and More Like a Match

bob mantzSenior Writer IJuly 18, 2008

I wrote on July 15 that the New York Jets, as well as possibly the Bucs, Ravens, Dolphins, and Raiders, were interested in Brett Favre

The St. Petersburg Times reported on Wednesday, July 16 that Favre had told sources close to him that Tampa Bay was "too hot," and that he prefers to play and practice in cooler weather—effectively eliminating the Bucs, Dolphins, and Raiders.

We also had Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens were unlikely to show interest in acquiring retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

An article in USA Today updated the same day as my report basically adds the Skins and Bills.  However, ESPN Senior Writer John Clayton just reported on NFL Live that the Skins were very happy with QB Jason Campbell.  So once again we're left with the Jets and Bills.

The Jets announced yesterday the signing of their fifth-round pick: quarterback Erik Ainge.  Ainge made 35 starts for the University of Tennessee and ranks third in its history in pass completions (516), pass attempts (854), and touchdown passes (51).  The 22-year-old completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 8,700 yards, 72 touchdowns, and 35 interceptions in four seasons.

The depth chart would look like this: Favre, Kellen Clemens, and Erik Ainge.  It would also open up possible trade options for Clemens if he does not want to carry the clipboard for two more years.


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