Brett Favre has often been called a franchise savior. And he is. But he doesn't necessarily save the franchise that he is playing for. There might come a time, if the Chargers can get back to winning, that Favre could be considered the MVP of the franchise.
If the Chargers make the playoffs, they should devote a full share to Favre.
When the Chargers needed a franchise player the most, there was Favre, generously giving the football to the Chargers. And there were times when the Chargers did not want to receive these generous gifts -- dropping sure pick six touchdowns -- but in the end, Favre was determined to but the Chargers back on the road to recovery.
Maybe Favre can don some referee gear later in the year to help give back some of those bad calls. But for now, the Chargers must be thankful for their teammate in a Jets uniform.
(BTW, if the NFL had any sense of humor, Ed Hochuli would have been working Monday night's game.)
Favre also might have helped to save Antonio Cromartie's season, too. Just as Peyton Manning put Cormartie in the Pro Bowl last season with three interceptions, Favre was just as willing. (Only Cromartie dropped one of the gifts.)