Once the Super Bowl is played, the focus will shift from the Steelers and Cardinals to Brett Favre and the Jets.
Favre and Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum will talk after Super Bowl XLIII, a discussion that could occur as early as next week, a league source said Wednesday. The two sides need to discuss whether Favre wants to return for another season in New York and whether the Jets want him back.
They also wanted to wait until the Jets had a new coach, which they now do, and when they knew whether offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer would return to New York, which he will.
Now that those questions have been addressed, it is time to focus on Favre and his future.
While there are questions attached to the various scenarios between Favre and the Jets, there no longer is a question about the condition of the quarterback’s torn biceps tendon. Favre no longer believes he will need surgery on it. It always could change the next time Favre throws, but now, he will not need the surgery that some had forecasted.
But the real questions are whether Favre will play and, if so, where. As early as next week, those answers will begin to crystalize.