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Brett Favre Will Have His Packers Jersey Retired By 2016

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Brett Favre and his former team of 16 years – the Green Bay Packers – aren’t exactly the best of friends. The two have smoothed things over considerably after Favre left for the New York Jets in 2008, and then the Minnesota Vikings in 2010; but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The Packers hope they will be able to reach a point where they can retire his jersey in a ceremony celebrating his accomplishments with the team.

In Saturday’s monthly column written by Packers CEO Mark Murphy, he answered a fan’s question regarding the retiring of Favre’s number four jersey. He says that it’s all about the timing:

I am often asked questions about Brett Favre, and specifically whether we will retire his number. Also, there has been quite a bit of speculation in the media about this topic. We do want to bring Brett back into the fold, and plan on retiring his number. He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here. I thought Aaron Rodgers and Brett jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award at the NFL Honors program was a great first step. It is really just a question of timing in terms of retiring his jersey. The timing has to be right for both Brett and the organization. Brett will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016, and we would like to retire his number prior to his induction. I know that many of our fans were upset that Brett played for the Vikings. As time goes by, though, I think wounds are healed and people focus more on the great things he did for the team during his 16 years here. As the recent signings by Greg Jennings and Desmond Bishop show, many players in the League go on to play for rivals later in their careers.

In a statement in May from current Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the player said that he’s confident the team will retire Favre’s jersey.

He’ll get his number retired, and he’ll be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next few years. It’s important, I think, to make sure that he’s recognized for all the accomplishments that he’s achieved in our organization especially.

Well, the Packers have three more years to formally recognize one of its most important players. It shouldn’t be that hard to repair the relationship between Favre and the Packers, right?

Brett Favre Will Have His Packers Jersey Retired By 2016
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  • http://yahoo Alan L. VonLoh

    Brett did a lot for the Green Bay Packers and also himself while with the team. His leaving was a disaster more for himself then the Packers. I personally lost a lot of respect for him after he dragged himself and the Packers through the media and playing with the Vikings. On top of that his sending pics of himself nude to another woman other then his wife. Piss poor character and clearly showing his vanity. But he needs to get over himself and especially apologize to his fans and come back to Green Bay, SOON!!

    • Morton

      Shut up Alan. Why aren’t you bitching about Greg Jennings playing for the Vikings. You’re a bunch of whiney babies in Green Bay. Brett Favre was the major reason the Packers did so well during the 90′s and early 2000′s. He brought a franchise back from obscurity. Is he a perfect human being, no. But he was a great quarterback and the blow hards up in Wisconsin need to get over themselves.

    • richie devanna

      Apologize? Apologize for what? He’s a freakin football player and a dam good one at that. Is
      Brett full of himself? Yes he is but the media built the monster too! Brett said it himself, this is
      a pretty easy job…work once a week for 16 weeks get the crap kicked out of me for 12 million and
      decide I’ve got something left in the tank and I get kicked to the road. Well he sure did have something left in the tank and he doesn’t have to apologize to anyone. You take the freaking
      money at age 38,39, and 40 and laugh all the way to the bank. This is a business not a loyalty
      show. YOU TAKE THE MONEY! As for the pictures in comparison to what has gone on in the last
      three years Favre’s photos look like Barney Stuff next to murders, drugs, drunk driving deaths etc.

    • Scott

      Correct Alan. Favre was immature and couldn’t handle the Packers moving on to A. Rodgers.

  • http://yahoo mark

    Morton you live in lala land. Favre was full of himself he could not accept the fact he was over the hill. Just ask the New Orleans Saints. He should have recognize his age and completed his career in great fashion but nooooooo. He had to prove his manhood. For what? For whom? Himself. And the pics. What an idiot!

    • Don Oasheim

      Favre WAS THE GREENBAY PACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • richie devanna

      Hey Mark,

      If you got offered 12 million bucks to play the piano and you sucked at it would you do
      us all a favor and not play it or would you take the jing? Ask the Saints what? That they
      beat the daylights out of Favre and he wouldn’t stay down? Last I heard that is called playing
      football not the flag crap they are playing now. If teams are stupid enough to pay it you take
      the money. Favre is no idiot.

      • Scott

        Hey Richie

        Suck it.

  • http://html titletownIronman

    The packer fans are the greatest and we needed to show why we are title town USA. Brett Favre is one of us and he is the reason why we are very successful again. We needed to remember him as a great player when he was here, not the way he lives his own life. Nobody is perfect. Just remember that.

    • Scott

      Packers are the classiest of all NFL organizations and will treat Favre with the respect and honor he had earned…..Favre needs to realize he was a huge part of the blame for the uprising and dissention that occurred. Maybe by 2016 Favre will realize some of that blame.

  • Don Oasheim

    You gave him THE BUM’S RUSH why would he not be PISSED?

    • Scott

      Don..youre another idiot you doesn’t know or want to know the real story. Packers wanted him back and made that offer but Favre said NO! I AM RETIRING!!! Packers had to move on and did so with Rodgers and then drafted to fit their new scheme. Favre then all of a sudden wants back in but the Packers had moved on to Rodgers (and rightly so). He was told he could return to compete for job but it wasn’t going to just being given back to him after all the time and effort Rodgers had given by then. Learn the Facts dude!

  • lonnie hunter

    Packer fans are the biggest douches in the world for what they did to Favre, and how they treat him now. I hope they lose..lose..LOSE…

    Rodger only has one title..and that’s ALL he’s going to get.

    • Scott

      Lonnie
      Youre the douche….what a jealous dirtbag piece of shit you are. I expect youre a Bears or Vikings fan and cant get over the success of the Packers compared to your lousy team.

  • Scott

    Ok People…..
    It seems I need to give everyone here the correct story.

    1. Favre was immature and couldn’t handle the packers wanting to move on to A. Rodgers AFTER Favre said he was retiring.
    2. Favre went to Vikings just to get back at the Packers and YES the fans as well…..this was a stupid move.
    3. Favre is now realizing that he was wrong and wasn’t the GOD he thought he was in the NFL and with the Packers. He knows what the Packers did was business and was the best move for the organization in the long run of time.
    4. A. Rodgers showed class and has proven he is as good if not better than Favre…..(I don’t see Rodgers throwing 2-4 INT per game like Favre did consistently.)
    5. My opinion is the correct one….so you douchebags needs to understand and accept I am right and you guys are jealous douches. Thank you.