According to Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy, the team has plans to retire the No. 4 jersey of former Packers quarterback Brett Favre sometime in the next “year or two.” Favre wore the number from 1992 to 2008 in Green Bay.
Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who is currently on location in West Allis, WI for the Packers Tailgate Tour, tweeted the response from Murphy.
Mark Murphy siad #packers want to retire Favre’s number in a year or two when it is meaningful to 4
— Lori Nickel (@LoriNickel) May 17, 2012
GM Ron Wolf traded a first round pick for Favre after the 1991 season, and the former Southern Mississippi quarterback quickly turned the Packers from a laughing stock into a annual contender in the NFC.
During his 16 seasons with the Packers, Favre won three NFL MVP awards (1995-97) and led Green Bay to two straight Super Bowls, including a win in Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.
Favre also established numerous team and league-wide records while playing in Green Bay, including quarterback wins, passing yards and passing touchdowns.
Favre and the Packers then had a very public divorce during the summer of 2008, which eventually ended when GM Ted Thompson shipped Favre to the New York Jets.
Favre officially retired from the NFL after the 2010-11 season.