Bygones will be bygones at some point when it comes to Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers.
First, though, he needs to prove to the organization that when he says he’s retired, he means it.
Team president Mark Murphy announced that the team will eventually retire the No. 4 that Favre wore when he starred as a three-time MVP for the franchise.
“Eventually, he’ll come back into the fold. We are going to retire his number,” Murphy said during a team caravan through Wisconsin, according to Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “He deserves that for what he did as a Packer.
“There are very few players in our history that had their number retired. He deserves it though. But it’s a very, very meaningful honor and we want to do it at a time when it’s meaningful for both him and the organization.”
How long will it take for Favre to be reunited with the Packers?
“I think it’s probably going to be a few years,” Murphy said. “We want to make sure that he’s really retired first. We made that mistake when he first retired after the 2007 season. Ironically, we were going to retire his number and have a big ceremony at the opening game that next season against the Minnesota Vikings. Little did we know he’d end up playing that season for the Jets.”
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