Brett Favre does not put the Jets into the Super Bowl and Favre does not just show up in a different kind of football green and make the Jets better than the Patriots or the Chargers or even the Colts. He does not make Eric Mangini into a real genius or prove that Mike Tannenbaum, the young general manager, has the game to make the Jets a real contender in their conference or in their sport. What Favre does is make the Jets a team to watch again, and that is enough for now.
Somehow, and against the odds, because these are the Jets, it worked out this way Wednesday night: He’s 4 New York.
“I need to get to a camp somewhere,” Favre said the other day before leaving Green Bay, this time for good and this time for real.