Here, via Lori Nickel at JS Online, is the New York Daily News piece on a potential trade that would send Brett Favre to the New York Jets.
It started with a phone call from the Packers to the Jets, and it has mushroomed into the most tantalizing Jets story in years.
The two teams held preliminary trade discussions, covering potential draft-pick compensation and Favre’s contract status, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. During the conversation, the Packers suggested the Jets talk to Favre to gauge his interest in them, the person said.
As of late Friday, the Jets hadn’t contacted Favre, according to the person. Earlier in the day, ESPN reported the Jets had received permission to speak with Favre. The Packers reportedly are asking for a first-round draft pick, a steep price for a 38-year-old quarterback who delivered a tearful retirement speech in March and suddenly wants to play again.
And it sounds like Chad Pennington thinks the Jets may go after Favre:
After Friday’s practice at Hofstra, Tannenbaum took the unusual step of briefing Pennington and Clemens on the Favre speculation. Pennington, relating the conversation to reporters, made it sound like he had been told the team intends to pursue Favre.
“I didn’t ask him too many questions because I always look at it like this: ‘If that’s what you need to do, you go do it, period,'” Pennington said. “I told him, ‘Look, I’ll handle the situation, Mike. I know how to handle it. This isn’t my first rodeo.'”