I guess this move doesn't come as much of a shock since it was covered as heavily as the upcoming presidential election, but it still leaves many feeling lost. The move of one of the greatest sports figures in history parallels similar career paths of Johnny Unitus, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, etc, etc, etc... It still leaves me wondering a few things....
- Is Aaron Rodgers really the guy in Green Bay?
- Can we seriously believe he will duplicate anything similar to an aging Brett Favre?
- Who will the pack take with their extra pick in the draft?
- Did the Packers make the right move?
- Can Brett Favre turn the Jets around?
- Is there enough of a supporting cast for him to work his magic?
- Is this move really even relevant to the NFL and its outcomes this season?
Here are my best answers to the questions posted above.
- No. Aaron Rodgers is not the guy in the long run for the Packers
- No. Brett Favre showed last year that the gun slinger still had some good seasons left in him. I expect Rodgers to experience some growing pains this season.
- Assuming that Favre will play the required amount I would guess at least a second round pick is in order. That could be a pick plus for the Pack next season.
- Yes. It was time for the Pack and Favre to move on, the drama was seriously getting out of hand. As a cubs fans i ranked the annoyance level as pretty darn close to ridiculous Brian Roberts off season trade rumors.
- I would guess that one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever suit up could almost turn any team around.
- Yes. the Jets have two quality receivers in Cotchery and Coles, and should be able to establish a running attack with a hopefully reemergent Thomas Jones
- No. I doubt this move will have any serious impact on the league's outcome this season. Both of these teams are probably looking at early playoff exits at the most.