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Brett Favre retiring proves Jets' acumen

Releasing the QB after '08 led to last season's success and this year's expectations

Updated: August 3, 2010, 11:40 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

At the time, most thought it was a good thing.

The New York Jets were simply desperate to win big. That's why they bit on Brett Favre in 2008.

But to the Jets' credit, they got over Favre, the most selfish player on the planet, in a hurry and didn't let him paint them into a corner.

The Jets could have been the Minnesota Vikings right now, standing alone at the altar and wondering what to do next.

That's how the Vikings appear after numerous ...

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