Brett Favre with the Jets, Don't Make Any Bets

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IAugust 7, 2008

Well, now that the drama is over with, maybe, just maybe we can get down to playing some football.

Brett Favre has finally been traded. No, probably not to the team that he was hoping for, but then again I don't think even he knew what he was hoping for.

The season is weeks away, and just as many of you may have heard Brett say, he needs to get with a camp and learn a system soon. Brett, here's your shot.

He is going to a Jets team that is already being hailed as an instant playoff contender in the AFC East. That's right. ESPN analysts are already proclaiming that with this trade, the J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS are playoff bound. Is this true?

The truth is the deal for Favre is a very good one on the Jets part. They give up what seems to be at the most a second round pick and that's only if Favre plays 75 percent of the year and the Jets make the playoffs.

Also, the truth remains that they are still the third best team in the AFC East division. Believe it or not, the Buffalo Bills will finish ahead of Favre and the Jets. Don't believe me? Watch, and you'll see. One man never makes the playoffs alone, and the fact is that Favre left a better team with a much better chance of making it to the Super Bowl than his new team.

Favre's options with the offense in Green Bay were numerous, with guys like Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, and Donald Lee. Now, he has Cotchery and Coles. That's it. Poor Brett.

In the end, Brett may go down as one of the best QB's ever. But Jets fan or not, don't bank on the Jets touching playoff dirt this year.