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.