New York has Brett Favre, Green Bay doesn’t and the team that might have benefited most from the blockbuster summer trade is none other than Miami.
If Favre doesn’t get traded to New York, the Jets do not cut quarterback Chad Pennington.
If the Jets do not cut Pennington, the Dolphins aren’t battling for the AFC East title and a spot in the postseason.
Pennington has been every bit as important to the Dolphins’ success this season as Favre has been to New York’s success.
The Dolphins are a different team, just like the Jets and Packers are.
It’s not unlike the prevailing perception associated with the Dolphins. Many keep referring to them as the Bill-Parcells-led Dolphins. And there’s no doubt, Parcells’ thumbprints are all over the franchise. But the Dolphins head coach is Tony Sparano.
People forget that. They forget that the same way that they also forget that one of the real winners of the Packers-Jets-Favre trade was the Miami Dolphins.