Brett Favre won his coaching debut as Oak Grove high school's offensive coordinator. (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook - US PRESSWIRE)

Brett Favre’s jersey will not be retired by Packers in 2014 season


Brett Favre is easily a first ballot Hall of Famer, considering that he is likely among the top five quarterbacks to ever play the game of football.

Most of Favre’s legendary career was played in Green Bay for the Packers before he retired, then decided to return, only to be turned away by his former team and was traded to the New York Jets. After a season with the Jets, Favre joined the division rival Minnesota Vikings. Luckily enough for Packers fans, they had Aaron Rodgers waiting in the wings and he has turned out to be among the league’s best quarterbacks each season.

Although Favre is a beloved figure in Green Bay, there is no doubt that his return from retirement and subsequent play for a rival franchise hurt the relationship between the Packers and Favre. Finally, it seems that time has mended those wounds.

Even so, Favre will not have his jersey retired by the Packers at Lambeau Field in the 2014 season. Mark Murphy, the Green Bay Packers’ president and CEO, spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and said that Favre and the team have had “good conversations,” but any jersey retirement ceremony will have to wait until the 2015 season at the earliest.

Murphy noted that the Packers would like to hold a jersey retirement ceremony before Favre is inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

Favre played 16 seasons for the Packers, winning Super Bowl 31 and notching a dozen or so NFL records for quarterbacks as well. Ultimately, Favre deserves his jersey retirement, but it will have to wait another year.

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