Jets, Packers owe Favre for success

With Sanchez and Rodgers the result, Brett Favre's exit made both franchises better

Updated: February 2, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

IRVING, Texas -- It could've been the Brett Favre Bowl, the New York Jets versus the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

That probably would've been painful for the gray gunslinger, seeing two of his former teams face each other for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Jets were one win away from making that happen -- one half, really -- but let's not let that little fact get in the way of the real story:

Favre made the Jets and Packers better teams & by leaving them.

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