Posted by Andy Benoit
Rex Ryan told the New York media that if he hadn’t drafted Mark Sanchez, he would have tried to get Brett Favre to come back to the Jets in 2009. Favre spent an eventful but ultimately forgettable 2008 season in New York (forgettable by Favre’s standard).
Ryan generally means what he says, but it’s possible that he’s getting carried away here. If the Jets were really high on Favre, it’s likely they would have kept him around one more season and let Sanchez learn the ropes as a backup. Remember, Sanchez essentially only played one year at USC. He was incredibly inexperienced upon entering the NFL.
Then again, it would have been a circus if the Jets had brought Favre in just months after drafting Sanchez. And the Jets, like the rest of the world, had no idea before the ’09 season that Favre would wind up reclaiming his MVP caliber. So who knows? (It's all just chatter at this point anyway.)
In more important news, our Jets Rapid Reporter says Ryan believes both Calvin Pace (foot) and Darrell Revis (hamstring) will return to action when the Jets host the Vikings Monday night.