Sunday, July 07, 2013

Packers to try to retire Favre's number before 2016

In a statement published on the team's website, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy talked about the team's plans regarding the retirement of Brett Favre's iconic number 4. 

“I am often asked questions about Brett Favre, and specifically whether we will retire his number,” Murphy wrote. "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 agree with Murphy on this subject. Favre did kind of betray the organization, but it really was only for one year. The Packers and Jets don't hate each other, and Brett played a year hurt while in Minnesota. That said I don't care when his number is retired I just hope it is eventually. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

The slow process of bringing Favre back into the Packers' (and fans') good graces continue. Both Rodgers and Favre have made conciliatory comments in recent months, and now the Packers' organization has made one too.