Brett Favre, the legendary quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, has been traded to the New York Jets. FoxSports.com broke the news on Wednesday evening. The exact details of the trade have not been disclosed, but it is believed that the Packers will receive a single draft pick that will be valued according to the Jets performance in 2008.
The trade ends a month-long saga of meetings, press conferences and news reports involving Favre who had previously announced his retirement on March 4, 2008. In July, Favre allegedly was in contact with the Packers to return to the team, but then he later asked them for his unconditional release. Then in an interview with Fox News, Favre stated that he was “never fully committed” to retirement.
On July 29, 2008, Favre filed for reinstatement with the NFL. The petition was granted by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on August 4, 2008. Favre then reported to Packers training camp where he and the team ultimately decided to part ways.
The New York Jets begin pre-season play on Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. EST at the Cleveland Browns. Favre will likely not play but could see action in their pre-season home game against the Washington Redskins on Saturday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The Jets begin the 2008 regular season on Sunday, September 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST at the Miami Dolphins. Check out our 2008 New Jork Jets Football Schedule for more information and tickets.