The most famous ballplayer in Oak Grove High School history that never took a live snap for the team has been traded. The Brett Favre saga seems now to be over as late last night Brett Favre was traded to the New York Jets.
Green Bay fans can still root for Favre . . . if the Jets go to the Superbowl, the Pack will get a first round draft pick from the Jets.
According to the NFL Network, if Favre takes 50 percent of total snaps with the Jets in 2008, the fourth-rounder becomes a third-round pick. If he gets 70 percent of the snaps and the Jets make the playoffs, it becomes a second-round pick; and if he gets 80 percent of snaps and the Jets make the Super Bowl, it becomes a first-round pick.
One more piece that has not been widely reported beyond the headline is the “poison pill” that Green Bay inserted in the deal.
. . . the Packers took great pains to ensure that Favre would not be traded to the Vikings by inserting a “poison pill” in the deal. If Favre were to be traded to Minnesota, the Jets would have to surrender three first-round picks to Green Bay.
Apparently, folks in Wisconsin don’t like folks in Minnesota very much.