Thursday August 7, 2008
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The New York Jets plan to introduce quarterback
Brett Favre when they hold a news conference in Cleveland
prior to tonight's preseason game against the Browns.
The Jets acquired the three-time NFL most valuable player from
Green Bay last night, completing an ugly split between Favre and
the Packers. Green Bay had been talking with the Jets and Tampa Bay
Buccaneers since deciding earlier this week that they could no
longer coexist with Favre.
According to NFL.com, the Packers will receive a fourth-round
draft pick in 2009, or a third-rounder if Favre plays in 50 percent
of the plays this season. The pick becomes a second-rounder if he
plays in 70 percent and the Jets make the playoffs. Should the Jets
make it to the Super Bowl and Favre takes 80 percent of the snaps,
the Packers would get a first-round pick.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)