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Three Native Rhode Islanders Commenting From the Right on Politics and Anything Else

Brett Favre and the New York Jets

Posted by Ryan on August 7, 2008

Trading in the green-and-gold for a certainly less shiny green-and-white, the Green Bay Packers have ended all this pre-season Favre silliness by finally trading the future Hall-of-Famer to the New York Jets for a “conditional” fourth-round draft pick

But, here are some other conditions from NFL.com:

“The pick turns into a third-round selection if Favre plays in 50 percent of the plays this season, a second-rounder if he plays in 70 percent of the plays and the Jets qualify for the playoffs, and a first-round pick if he plays in 80 percent of the plays and Jets make it to the Super Bowl.”

Now here’s the real gold-mine for the Packers:

“Not only did the Packers block the Vikings from trading for Favre, but they also have done the same to every team in the NFC North…. If the Jets were to trade Favre to any NFC North team, they would have to give Green Bay three No. 1 picks. And Green Bay didn’t even stop there. The trade also includes provisions preventing a trade to another team if they were to trade him to the NFC North.”

My head is spinning a little bit on all the details, but one thing is clear from this Patriot’s fan point of view:  playing the Jets won’t be two automatic W’s this season. This also means that two controversies are being quelled for the price of one as Pennington gets officially released at 4pm today.  I give Favre a few months to learn the system, making the Jets potential trouble down the stretch.  They’ll definitely improve on their 4-12 record last season.

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