Alas United! The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre make Peace – Retire No. 4
After all the bad blood between the Green Bay Packers and their legendary quarterback Brett Favre, the NFL team has indicated that they are willing forgive and forget the whole saga. The Green Bay Packers are even willing to retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey, but when the time is right.
Brett Favre has mutual sentiments about his beloved team. However, Brett Favre was hesitant to admit the close relationship he had with the Green Bay Packers on NFL Network’s show No Huddle. Brett Favre was joined by former Atlanta Falcons teammate Deion Sanders on the show.
“Not really. I don't really have one. It'll happen some day,” said Brett Favre, who played for the Green Bay Packers for 16 years. “That day will come. I haven't lost any sleep over it, nor have they. ... I wish them well. What I did speaks for itself. What I left behind speaks for itself.”
In a career spanning over two decades, Brett Favre spent most of his time under a Green Bay Packers jersey. During this time period, Brett Favre established himself as the quarterback with the highest average of wins in the NFL. Brett Favre is also known for amassing the most passing yards and touchdown throws.
In spite of such great achievements, Brett Favre’s continuous intervention in club matter’s forced the Green Bay Packers to cut the cord with him after Brett Favre retired. The 2007 season was the last time Brett Favre played in the NFL.
After Brett Favre’s exit from the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers stepped up to replace the club legend. Aaron Rodgers was untested at the time and was being linked with a move to the New York Jets.
The relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre has been a close one. Nonetheless, it has had its moments.
“We see it all the time. But, you know, I also understand that changes need to be made sometimes in spite of how you play,” Brett Favre said. “Because it'd be easy to say, 'We're gonna let this guy go' if you didn't play very well.”
“(But) I had my best year my last year (in Green Bay). A lot has been said about their side, my side -- the business part of it is it happens. I'm not upset with that, I really am not.”
The news of Brett Favre returning to Lambeau Field has been a dream of many club Green Bay Packers fans and officials.
“Why?” Brett Favre asked with mocking surprise on whether he and the Green Bay Packers had patched up their differences. “You know what, I don't know what the future holds. ... And people think I'm crazy, but I don't need to have a day. I don't need to have a retirement, retire your jersey, all that stuff to solidify my career.”
“I'm not gonna sit here and say when that time should be, will be, or that I'm waiting by the phone. I wish them well.”