Jets Owner Says If Farve Wants Back; He Wants Him at Offseason Program

If Brett Favre is going to play in 2009, the Jets want to see him take more of a part in offseason team activities. Today’s Newark Star-Ledger talks about that, and says that team owner Woody Johnson is telling his new coaches that he wants Farve at those offseason functions.

Jets owner Woody Johnson said on WFAN Thursday that if QB Brett Favre returns, he’ll have to participate in the team’s offseason program. “If he wants to play and he comes in early, which he will, he’ll have a lot more time to prepare and everything will be second-nature when he gets out there,” said Johnson, adding that he prefers a “strong-armed” quarterback to battle the inclement weather in the Northeast. “I think it’ll be a lot easier for him.” The Jets’ offseason program starts in March.

Last season Favre couldn’t take part in those offseason activities since he didn’t join the team till early August through a trade. Favre hasn’t even stated if he’s going to come back and play in 09.

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2 Responses to “Jets Owner Says If Farve Wants Back; He Wants Him at Offseason Program”

  1. Landis says:

    I think this is their way of telling him to shape up or ship out, and it seems they would prefer the latter… and I would, too. They should go after Troy Smith.

  2. rick grisham says:

    IF you have a New coach and your quarterback has been there for less than a year. It might be smart to get them together as early as possable.. Thats all dont try to put a twist on it. the comment of “shape up or ship out” IS STUPID.