[Note by Ben, 07/16/08 2:13 PM EDT] Promoted from Fanposts, this story won't die and mmford10, all the commenters and I will not let it until Brett is signed with another team.
I've seen some measures of support for Brett Favre on this Web site, and definitely agree with some of the points.
Unfortunately, my opinion hasn't changed that Brett Favre should not ever be a Redskin. Unfortunately for you guys, I'm going to write about that now.
Here's the first thing I have to get off my chest. Jason Campbell is not Patrick Ramsey. Comparing Campbell to a bonafide first round bust -- a guy who never made the playoffs and was drafted by Steve Freaking Spurrier -- is unfair. Campbell has demonstrated poise, mobility, and a good arm. Yes, he fumbled a lot (13 times? God damn!). Yes, he was the anti-clutch last season in Dallas and Tampa. But he's who we're leaning on, and by God, we have to keep trying. If he misses out this year -- after 5 years in the league -- then we should probably seek an alternative via high draft pick. But Campbell still hasn't played a full NFL season, and now will have the best receiving corps he'll ever see with the returning guys and the rookie beasts.
Also, are we really willing to give up a first-round pick -- and pay something like $12 million in salary -- for Brett Favre for one (or maybe, maybeeee 2) season(s)? And disrupt the chemistry of Campbell and WR's/TE's/RB's? How about this -- if Campbell sucks it up this year, then use that first round pick next year to draft another quarterback! This doesn't make sense! This isn't fantasy football!
You realize, right, that if we use Brett Favre for a season we then, ultimately, turn back to Campbell (or, even worse, a new quarterback) after one season. What's the point? We're not going to be that much better in one season with Favre -- especially this late in the preseason process -- that halting Campbell's development for a season will pay off. Say we get Favre -- let's be real, 'Skins fans. We're not a QB away from the Super Bowl. Especially not a one-year lease that is pushing 40 and comes with more offseason distractions than any non-WR or convicted felon in the NFL.
We drafted Jason Campbell. We have seen his potential. We're stuck with him. He's all of 26 years old. Let's ride this one out, and let old man Favre excite the fans in Baltimore or Minnesota for a season -- or flop all over the place without good WR's and ridiculously high expectations.