Faimon Roberts: Favre may be a Jet, but whole saga was a train wreck

Faimon Roberts

So, the whole ridiculous thing is finally over. Brett Favre is a Jet. But the whole imbroglio was a train wreck.

Anyone could have seen this coming all summer. Even after he retired, speculation was rife that Favre would come back.

I blame Favre for telling the Packers he was done. I blame the Packers for believing him.

And just because they couldn't come to some sort of agreement, one of the greatest quarterbacks in history has been traded.

Who wins in this?

Favre? No way. He goes from a team that went 13-3 in the regular season and lost in the NFC Championship game - on an interception by Favre, no less - to a team that went 4-12 last season.

Favre's stated reason for coming back is because he wants "to play." That's a good thing, because he's not going to be doing a lot of that other important thing: winning. Even worse, they are in a division with the Patriots. That's two losses right there.

Did the Packers win? Hardly. They were forced to trade a sure-fire hall of famer for a conditional pick. They have to go with unproven Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and hope that they don't come out significantly worse than last year, or there will be great angst in Green Bay.

Did the fans win? No, because for over a month, we were treated to a never ending spectacle of Favre news. ESPN had more people covering Favre than there were at Reagan-Gorbachev. And what were they covering??Flights, phone calls and precious little actual news.

Even worse was in the end, it broke down because, according to reports, because Favre couldn’t get over the things  that Packers management said about him during the entire ordeal.

So let me get this straight.?A 38-year old man, a professional football player who has endured huge collisions from angry 295-pound men hopped up on anger and ego, gets his self-esteem bruised by some harsh words from his boss? That same boss who had just offered him a reported $25 million to stay retired?

Awww, poor Brett.

The only winner in this whole situation, with respect to the Children’s Television Workshop, is the color green. Favre exchanged the Packer green and gold for the Jet green and white.

And he will get paid a whole lot of green for doing it.

Brett will be expected to lead the Jets to new heights. But no matter how hard he flaps his arms, the Jets will be lucky to see a wildcard playoff spot.

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