Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
CLEVELAND -- During his introductory news conference with the New York Jets on Thursday, quarterback Brett Favre shed some light on a lot of reports and innuendo that took place over the past several weeks.
Favre surprised reporters when he said didn't discuss coming to New York until about 24 hours ago. The Jets were pursuing Favre for a while, he said, but he wasn't willing to listen.
"I knew I would be convinced once I talked to them," Favre said. "Did I ever think this scenario would present itself? No."
Favre also admitted that his first choice was to stay "within the division" if he couldn't stay in Green Bay. Favre didn't mention a particular team but most reports speculated his first choice was the Minnesota Vikings.
Favre took a slight dig at the his old team while explaining his current mindset.
"I'll use their term: I'm moving forward," Favre said.
Despite some denials from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Favre told reporters Thursday that Bucs head coach Jon Gruden recruited Favre heavily during the process.
When asked toward the end of the news conference whether this was a one-year commitment, Favre said "We'll see."