I recall thinking the same when Brees was available (even while wondering if Brees was the real deal but knowing he was likely much better than Chad). As it turns out - that would seem to have been a great move if they would have signed Brees.I thought the Jets should have cut him after 2005 when he had the SECOND rotator cuff surgery and went after Drew Brees. If they had done that we still wouldn't be in this QB black hole.
Let us see what happens next year when the Dolphins pull the harder schedule. He looked like the same Old Chad during the playoffs so I still say the Jets made the right call
In regards to next year. If Chad does not have a good year next year it still does not justify the expenditure and loss this team has had as a result of bringing in Brett Favre. Favre would have to come back and go a round or two into the playoffs in order to justify what the Jets have done. As many have posted here. The worst thing that happened is that the Jets did not take a good look at the QB situation beyond 2008. AND 2008 was a BUST.