Favre on what changed his mind about NY

"I was never not interested in the Jets. I think my interest at first, I'm sure as we all know, was to stay within our division.

"Maybe that was a little bit of a vindictive nature or competitive nature. I think in the end that was probably the wrong motive and I realized that was not going to happen. That's only one or two games a year playing against your old team so you still have a lot more to play. It had nothing to do with other teams. I look at the talent level and believe me, I heard it from (Mike Tannenbaum). I was sent everything about the Jets you can imagine, it was sent to my house and he told me everything I needed to know. He was convincing, I knew this team had a lot of talent. I knew they struggled last year and he went out and worked his tail off. I know he's worn out. There came a point when I realized my initial thoughts were not going to come true, that I had to look elsewhere. I haven't played in New York. I'm a south Mississippi boy. (Mike) came to my place today and he saw it's a little bit different, it's a little laid back. I know how tough it can be and I know how great it can be in New York city. Am I ready to face it, handle it and deal with it? I think so. I think it's a great opportunity."


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