Jets tried to trade up for Favre and thought they had a deal but it fell through. Jets sat and waited and watched Favre get closer and closer. In the 2nd round, one pick before the Jets would have picked him, the Falcons picked Favre. The Jets went to the next QB on their list and selected Browning Nagle.
With rare exceptions, this is the story of the Jets, in the draft, coach selection, play calling, trades, free agency or any other area.