When will Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey with the Green Bay Packers get retired? It's a question that Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy gets asked often, but it wasn't until a recent Q&A with fans that he knew the answer to...well, sort of.
“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.”
As they say, "time heals all wounds" and it seems as though his departure to the rival Minnesota Vikings is a point in time that Murphy has come to terms with:
"...people focus more on the great things he did for the team during his 16 years here. As the recent signings by Greg Jennings and Desmond Bishop show, many players in the League go on to play for rivals later in their careers.”
Have Packers fans really been able to forgive and forget just yet? How about that run as a Jet? Do people even acknowledge that that moment even existed?
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[via Pro Football Talk]