Favre set to become a Jet

The New York Jets won the Brett Favre derby late Wednesday night, leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with their current roster of five quarterbacks.

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Brett Favre is a New York Jet, according to reports first broken by foxsports.com late Wednesday night.

The Packers reportedly accepted the deal, which involves a conditional pick that could become a first round pick in 2009.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden refused to indulge in speculation about Brett Favre's future on Wednesday. That didn't stop anyone else, as Favre's future became the story of the day and put the Bucs in the NFL spotlight.

Favre flew back to Hattiesburg, Miss, on Wednesday afternoon and went home as his agent, Bus Cook, talked with both the Buccaneers and the New York Jets about a possible trade that could send Favre to either team.

Favre told a Jackson, Miss., TV station when he arrived in Hattiesburg that he wanted a quick resolution.

"We're working on it," Favre said. "Hopefully we can get something resolved. I've been saying that for quite a while now. I don't want to say we're running out of time, but I need to get into a camp somewhere."

Favre's future all but ended in Green Bay on Tuesday, which prompted plenty of speculation about Favre's ultimate destination.

All Gruden would say was that the Bucs would explore any opportunity to improve their team.

"We are a good football team," Gruden said. "We're trying to become a great one. We'll do anything we can to get better. And if that involves looking at other players, by George that's our job. That's our responsibility."

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