Jets react to Favre's re-retirement

February, 11, 2009
2/11/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The New York Jets have sent out a news release with quick takes from their front office on quarterback Brett Favre's decision to retire.

A conference call with owner Woody Johnson and general manager Mike Tannenbaum has been scheduled for noon Wednesday, but in the meantime, here are some reactions.

Jets owner Woody Johnson: I had a great conversation with Brett this morning. Considering that he came from a totally different environment and joined our team during training camp, his performance last season was extraordinary. As I spoke with people throughout the organization, they all told me how much they enjoyed working with him. Brett Favre is a Hall of Fame player, but he is also a Hall of Fame person. Brett, Deanna and his family will always be a part of the Jets family.

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum: When we acquired Brett, we knew we would get everything he had. He took the time to mentor younger players and his competitiveness and enthusiasm at practice and during games was contagious. I spoke with him this morning and told him that he will be a friend of the Jets for years to come and it was an honor to work with him.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan: It was an honor to coach against Brett over the years. If he's not the best quarterback ever, then he's certainly in the conversation. I have great admiration for him as a player and a person. I wish him only the best in his life after football.

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