Oct.1 2011;Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Former NFL and Southern Mississippi quarterback Brett Favre in the television booth for Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) before the start of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles play the Rice Owls at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers Will Retire Brett Favre's Number Before 2016


Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy was answering fan questions on the team website. He was eventually asked a question he says he is asked frequently, about retiring Brett Favre’s number.

“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.”

Maybe it has to do with his recent praise of Aaron Rodgers and stating that he’ll shatter his records.

“I know that many of our fans were upset that Brett played for the Vikings,” Murphy wrote. “As time goes by, though, I think wounds are healed and 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.”

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