Brett Favre isn’t interested in having his No. 4 retired by the Green Bay Packers anytime soon and says he pretty much has no relationship with the club at this point.
But in an interview with Deion Sanders of the NFL Network, the future Hall of Famer acknowledges that one day he will return to Green Bay.
“It will happen someday,” Favre said of having a relationship with the club at some point. “That day will come. I haven’t lost any sleep over it, nor have they. They’ve gone on.”
Right now, he said “not really” when asked if he has any relationship with the organization, according to ESPN Milkwaukee, which has a transcript of the interview. Packers president Mark Murphy has said the team would like to invite Favre back for a jersey retirement ceremony at some point but only when it is meaningful to everyone involved.
“Why?” Favre said laughing. “I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know this: whether anything happened between you and Atlanta, me and Green Bay – and people think I’m crazy – but I don’t need to have a day. I don’t need to have a retirement (where they) retire your jersey to solidify my career.”
How does he look back on his playing days?
“I feel like playing 20 years of pro football and numerous other years, there are no regrets because when I look back, people ask me if I missed it,” he said. “I thought I would. I really don’t miss it; I kind of miss some of the goofing off … I left it out there. There is no (feeling of), ‘If I would have just done this.’ I did it all.”
Maybe one day he will do the jersey retirement thing too. Who knows?
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