Clearly the New York Jets have taken to Brett Favre the way he has taken to them. They elected Favre one of their team captains on Wednesday, quite an honor for a quarterback who has been with the organization less than a month.
“I’m honored,” Favre said. “I told Eric (Mangini) yesterday, I felt a little uncomfortable to be voted. I mean, I’m honored.
“As I told him yesterday, I feel like I need to earn it. I don’t want it to be based on past performances or longevity. All those things are important, but what’s important is what I do here, how I carry myself as a teammate and what type of leader I am. But you have to vote (for) a captain, as every team does, early in the year, and I’m honored to represent this team.”
Not only did the Jets elect Favre captain, but surprise, surprise, the Dolphins did the very same for their newest acquistion Chad Pennington. The former Jet was voted a team captain on Monday night, along with defensive linemen Jason Ferguson and Vonnie Holiday.
“I think it says an awful lot about him and about his makeup,” said Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano. “On the offensive side of the ball, we needed some leadership. We’ve needed somebody to come in to be able to provide that. He’s been able to do that. I think from the first day that he’s been here really; the players have taken to him that way. So, I’ve been really impressed with what he’s done that way, obviously, so have his teammates.”