August 6, 2008 10:16 PM
Will Favre trade affect AFC West?
Sorry, but it's hard to stay off the blog -- even when I'm taking time off. Brett Favre could be headed to the New York Jets. Hallelujah!
Now, what does this mean for the Broncos. First, the Broncos would play on the road against Favre and the Jets on Nov. 30. More interesting, I think, is the possible impact Favre's trade could mean to the AFC West.
In particular, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have Brodie Croyle starting at quarterback, with 12-year veteran Damon Huard as a backup. Pennington, when healthy, is a significant upgrade over either quarterback on the Chiefs roster.
See, I go back to a conversation I had last month with Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards. We were talking about the development of young quarterbacks, and that tight mental connection coaches hope to make with the quarterback.
Edwards said during his days with the Jets, he felt he developed that tight connection with Chad Pennington. WIth Favre, the Jets will have to let go of either Pennington or Kellen Clemens. Clemens was a second-round pick in 2006. Pennington was a first-round pick in 2000. He is in his ninth NFL season.
Watch for the Chiefs and Pennington to connect if and when a Favre trade to the Jets becomes official.