Brett Favre has been booed plenty of times during his legendary career that will put him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but its the potential for some upset Green Bay fans that reportedly postponed the Packers retiring his No. 4 jersey this year.
The eventual Hall of Fame quarterback appeared on ESPN Radio in Chicago to say the potential of boos being rained down from the fans who used to cheer for the NFL’s all-time touchdown leader and Super Bowl-winning quarterback doesn’t effect him.
“I’ve heard that was a concern of mine, and I’m here to tell you I’m not,” Favre said Monday. “I’m not worried about that. I’m well aware that you can’t please everyone. Not everyone’s going to like you regardless, and you know what, so be it. But I think the 16 years that I had in Green Bay speaks for itself.
Favre finished his career with division rival Minnesota with the Vikings after one season with the New York Jets when the Packers moved him to open the door for Aaron Rodgers to assume the starting quarterback duties and weighed in on if that could be the reason for boos.
“Yeah, you’re right, I have played with other teams, but I will be remembered as a Packer. I feel that. I think the true Packer backers, which there are tons out there, feel the same way. I’m not the first player to play for other teams or rivals.”
“As time goes by, that’s how I will be remembered, as a Packer, and that’s how I want to be remembered,” Favre said.
It sounds so silly that any fan of the Packers could boo Favre at his jersey retirement ceremony considering he was the team’s best player for a decade and brought the city, state and franchise its first Super Bowl since the days of Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi when they won Super Bowl II.