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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Favre finds Jets understudy options adequate


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Not that it matters, but Brett Favre has signed off on the idea of one of the three young quarterbacks already on the New York Jets' roster taking over the job.

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Favre didn't reveal who the likeliest candidate would be out of Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge. The legendary quarterback did, however, agree that one of them would prove to be good enough.

"One of those three is very capable of leading that team," Favre said Wednesday night on a conference call. "I really, truly believe that. I was impressed with all three. They all have different styles, but I think those three guys can be very productive given the chance."

Favre was asked what his backups might have gleaned from him in the season they spent together.

"More than anything, leadership is not spoken. It's more action," Favre said. "I'm trying to bring some enthusiasm, some fun along with my work ethic and preparation, but also be open to anything.

"Those guys will be the first to tell you, if they ever asked me a question I was more than willing to help out and just be a regular guy."