Brett Favre Traded to the New York Jets

Jared LillyCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2008

Brett Favre was traded by the Packers to the Jets on Wednesday night.  Though many terms have not been released yet, the Packers will receive a fourth round draft pick, which could increase depending upon Favre's performance throughout the year.

Favre insisted that he be flown from NJ to Cleveland, Ohio to meet his new team and be there for their first preseason game against the Browns. Prior to the game, the first Jet/Favre press conference was held.

Favre mentioned that he hasn't even thought of No. 4 being retired. He also said that he plays for the fans and hopes he still has fans. While the Packers have made it clear that the No. 4 won't be retired this year, it probably will be later on, after Favre has ACTUALLY retired.

When Brett's interest was brought up, he mentioned that he was never not interested. He was just pulling to stay within the NFC North, most likely for competitive purposes. He wants to help the Jets win and emphasized chemistry, using an anecdote from the Giants' season last year.  

When asked why it went badly with the Packers, he said both are at fault but it's probably irrelevant now and Green Bay is probably tired of talking about it. The media loves it. It's "a great soap opera" according to Brett—but it is irrelevant.

It's time to move on. Brett Favre and the Packers are done. It's time for Favre and the Jets, and Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. For any fans who feel insulted, Brett showed all the love in the world for the Packers and their fans during his time there.

Good luck, Brett! I'm looking forward to seeing how you handle the Jets now that Pennington is gone.