GREEN BAY (CBSMiami/AP) — There was a time when it would’ve seemed silly to think that Brett Favre would ever play for a team other then the Green Bay Packers.
For 16 years Favre was the face of the franchise and continuously led the Packers into the playoffs. He decided to retire after the 2007 season which worked out well for Green Bay as they had Aaron Rodgers ready and waiting to take over as their starting quarterback.
As everyone soon learned, Favre’s desire to close the book on his NFL career wasn’t as strong as even he thought it was. Unfortunately for Brett, the Packers were ready to focus on the future and had no interest in holding Rodgers back any longer.
That led Favre on a three-year journey that started with the New York Jets and ended with the Minnesota Vikings, with another retirement mixed in the middle somewhere.
After his departure from Green Bay was anything but pleasant, Favre’s status as an icon in Packers history was put on the back burner until all the dark clouds could blow over.
Now it appears that the sun is once again shining in Wisconsin as the Packers will induct Favre into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retire his #4 jersey during the 2015 NFL season.
Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.
Favre says it wouldn’t be possible if not for the foresight of former general manager Ron Wolf, who he says is the greatest GM in the history of the NFL.
The team planned an official announcement Monday afternoon. Favre will join by teleconference.
This is something that was a long time coming. Favre retired for good after the 2010 season and since then it hasn’t been an matter of ‘if’ this would happen, but ‘when’ it would happen.
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