Did Jets set deadline for Favre?

NBC Sports reported that Brett Favre will have months to decide whether to come back. But that isn't the Jets position. The announcement was made by Eric Boland.

"Peter King, speaking on NBC's pregame show early yesterday afternoon, reported that Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum had his first offseason conversation with Brett Favre this past week. Tannenbaum's message, according to King, was that the quarterback needn't "rush" his decision and that he can take "months" if necessary," wrote Boland in Newsday. "A Jets spokesman refuted the report, saying the team hopes to have an indication from Favre by the time the NFL combine begins Feb. 18."

Why would Tannenbaum need an answer by the combine? The Jets' answer at QB this year isn't likely to come in the 2009 draft if Favre retires. They already have three young quarterbacks on their roster.

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