Brett Favre to reunite with Packers
Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers will reunite in the near future. Packers CEO Mark Murphy said on Tuesday that Favre’s career will be celebrated at Lambeau Field in the near future.
“We want to have (Favre) back in the family” Murphy told Fox Sports Wisconsin, according to Sporting News. “We’re hopeful to have him back in the fold and get him back involved in the organization soon.”
Aaron Rodgers, who replaced Favre as the Packers quarterback after Favre was traded to the New York Jets, has great respect for Favre. He believes that it’s important for the Packers to honor Favre. Favre is still one of the most popular and beloved players in Packers history. Rodgers and Favre presented the Comeback Player of the Year award to Peyton Manning earlier this year.
Murphy said last year that the Packers hoped to retire Favre’s number four jersey at some point.
“It’s got to be the right time for him and us for that ceremony to happen” Murphy said on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
In 2008, the Packers traded Favre to the Jets in favor of Rodgers. A year later he signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers rival. Favre told ESPN’s Mike Tirico last September that he had begun to get over any hard feelings that he had toward the Packers, where he won three MVP awards and a Super Bowl title, according to ESPN.com.