First, they had better protected themselves against the Jets trading or releasing Favre. The Journal-Sentinel says that''s "almost assured." The NFL Network reports that there is a poison pill that requires three firsts from the Jets if they trade him to the Vikings. Better be.
Second, is this a good move for Brett? This was a 4-12 team and two of those wins were over Miami. The coach is under fire. A big part of the problem does seem to have been their quarterback. They were 10-6 the year before and they do have Laveranues Coles and Thomas Jones. But they are in the same division with the Pats which may mean that the wild card is the best they can hope for.
Third, how well do Rodgers and the Packers have to play to save Ted Thompson's job? Say Favre takes the Jets to the wild card? Don't the Packers have to, at least, win the division? Can Favre play badly enough in New York to let Thompson off the hook? I am sure that Thompson wants to say that Rodgers ought to get a year to learn to settle in and that's not unreasonable, but it's not going to happen. Green Bay is a place where the fans would have given him that room, but Thompson has taken it away from him.
On the other hand, if Rodgers does play well and the Packers win, I don't think that a good season from Brett in New York matters that much - at least if it isn't dramatically better than what happens here.
Fourth, don't the Packers have to pick up a veteran backup? Please, God, not Chad Pennington.