The Green Bay Packers announced on Tuesday after an annual meeting with reporters that will definitely retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey. They will not be doing so in the 2013 season but are planning to make it happen before the quarterback can be entered into the 2016 Hall of Fame. President and CEO for the Packers Mark Murphy made it clear that reconciling with Favre is very important to the franchise after all that he had done for the team over his career playing for them.
Favre played with the Packers following his 1991 season with the Atlanta Falcons from 1992-2007 and became an institution both for the team and the state after he lead them to the Super Bowl after 1996. He also won the AP MVP award three times in a row, a first at the time. Favre began to consider retirement in 2006 and in early 2008 formally announced retirement only to come back in the same summer. This lead to difficulties between the team and Favre since the Packers had already settled on Aaron Rodgers to lead the team. Favre was eventually traded to the New York Jets for the 2008 season. He then signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and played two seasons with the team before he retired. Rodgers has been instrumental in smoothing the way for a reconciliation between the Packers and Favre.. The team has hinted at the retiree appearing at Lambeau Field in some sort of honorary capacity.
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