Jets hopeful for Favre news in next 10 days

The New York Jets are hopeful that they’ll have a decision from QB Brett Favre in the next 10 days about his plans for the 2009 season.

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum told the New York Daily News that the team was hoping to have news from Favre before the NFL Combine, which starts Feb. 18 in Indianapolis.

“We’re putting together our offseason plan,” Tannenbaum told the Daily News. “We hope to have initial feedback from Brett by the combine.”

The Daily News had more about the ongoing Favre story:

    The Jets are in the same position the Packers were in the last several years, and it’s not comfortable. They are waiting for Favre to tell them what he’s doing.
    When the Jets made the trade in August, they got the entire Favre package: The leadership, the excitement, the improvisation and the interceptions. But they also acquired the aggravation of their life being put on hold as Favre takes his time deciding whether he’s going to play in 2009.

Favre, 39, was acquired from the Packers prior to the 2008 season for a conditional draft pick. The future Hall of Fame quarterback has two years remaining on his contract, a deal he signed with the Packers.

Favre finished the 2008 season with 3,472 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, and he was selected to his 10th Pro Bowl, though he withdrew due to injury.

The Jets finished the season 9-7 after losses in four of their last five games, just missing the playoffs after an 8-3 start. The slide cost Jets coach Eric Mangini his job, and Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan was named as his replacement.

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