God bless Steve Serby. Whenever something significant happens in New York sports, you can count on the guy Richard Todd once stuffed into a locker to abandon all perspective and run for the nearest cliff to throw himself off to grab some attention. Brett Favre's retirement was no exception. Serby suggests that the Jets sign Kurt Warner to be their quarterback in 2009.
And why should they sign Warner? Because he took the Cardinals to the Super Bowl, of course. It's just that simple, unless you ignore the fact that Neil O'Donnell, Boomer Esiason and Brett Favre all took teams to the Super Bowl before they didn't take the Jets to the Super Bowl.
Obviously Warner's a good quarterback, but he's been a good quarterback blessed with great receivers. In St. Louis, he threw the ball to Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, and in Arizona he's throwing the ball to Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. You may be a big fan of Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery, but they are miles away from either of those tandems. There's also the little problem of Warner's age. He's turning 38, which means you'd merely be putting off finding a long-term solution at quarterback for 12 months.
On top of all that is the fact that Warner isn't likely to throw away a good thing in Arizona to step into the maelstrom of New York. He's already played savior to two franchises, he doesn't need a third reclamation project, especially when it doesn't come with the brilliant Fitzgerald to make him look good.
Amazingly enough, Serby's suggestion was only the second most ridiculous posited in the New York Post this morning. The paper also threw Michael Vick's name in the mix. Even if he weren't in prison and the owner of a pretty long rap sheet, Vick would still be a mediocre quarterback who makes more plays with his feet than his arm. The Jets aren't desperate enough to go down the Vick route, no matter how much the local tabloids would love to have daily shots at him.