Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy plans to invite former quarterback Brett Favre back to the organization, Sean Leahy of the USA Today reports.
“Yeah, at the appropriate time, we’ll reach out to him,” Murphy said of Favre on Tuesday. “And I envision he’ll come back into the fold.”
After 16 seasons, including one (1996) that brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay, the three-time NFL MVP and the Packers had a nasty split after the 2007 season. After initially retiring when the team committed to Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Favre un-retired and forced a trade to the New York Jets.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers’ longtime NFC Central/North rival, but has reportedly filed his retirement papers with the NFL.