The Green Bay Packers want to retire Brett Favre’s number 4 jersey
Brett Favre is often remembered now for his less then graceful departure from the Green Bay Packers, but now the team is ready to make amends and could be retiring his number 4 jersey soon.
CBS Sports reported on July 7 that CEO Mark Murphy plans to bring Favre back to Wisconsin to be enshrined in Packers history. In a statement Murphy said, “We do want to bring Brett back into the fold, and plan on retiring his number.” He also expressed his praise for the quarterback, saying, “He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here.”
Many believed that this day might never come as Favre and the Packers front office experienced a nasty separation when the team decided to move forward with now Super Bowl winning Aaron Rodgers. The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback has also consistently been asked about returning to the NFL and we can’t forget his short stint with arch-rival Minnesota Vikings.
A lot of animosity has developed between the two parties over the past few years, however, this is slowly coming to an end and fans are remembering Favre as the legend who led the Packers to a Super Bowl championship, instead of his controversial departure.
According to NBC Sports, Favre will become eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016 and many believe he will be on the ballots with other possible candidates Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. Only time will tell if the Packers will retire number 4 in Lambeau Field, however, we can all agree Favre’s return to Green Bay would be a legendary sight to behold in itself.