It Just Got Tougher For The Bills

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Preseason has barely started and already there’s unexpected news that affects my home town team. Brett Favre is now a Jet.

The emotional retirement-turned-unretirement nightmare of the Green Bay Packers icon was seemingly headed toward a trade to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday night. Everyone at Lambeau Field felt strongly the deal was going to get done this week, and with the Bucs. Jets brass even felt that way until late Wednesday night. But when the Bucs failed to counter the Jets’ significantly better offer — a fourth-round pick that can rise to a third-, second-, or first-, depending on Favre’s playing time and the Jets’ playoff fate — the Packers chose New York’s offer Wednesday at 11:15 p.m.

And the Jets got the most famous player in franchise history since Joe Namath.

Stunning. What does this mean for the Bills? Oh, they only play the Jets a minimum of twice a season. Should this make a difference in the AFC East?

“[Dallas Quaterback Tony] Romo paused for a second, then said: “I’ll tell you what — that division is immense now. With [Bill] Parcells in Miami, the Patriots, and now Brett in New York, the AFC East has gotten so much stronger in the last eight months.”

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