That’s all that is needed to conclusively refute the Favre doubters who are casting aspersions on the Viking quarterback’s ability to maintain his level of performance over the course of a 16-game season. Yes, we know he started fast with the Jets last year. Yes, we know he faded in the stretch. Yes, we know the late-season fade cost the Jets a playoff spot. Yes, we know the Vikes haven’t beaten anyone but a banged-up Green Bay team yet and the competition only gets tougher. Yes, we know all the risks. And yet, we’re perfectly willing, we’re cheerfully willing, to gamble on a 40-year old gunslinger’s arm even so.
Tarvaris Jackson. Q.E.D.