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Packers Reportedly Have Plans to Retire Favre's Number

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Packers Reportedly Have Plans to Retire Favre's Number

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.

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.

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Mike's picture

I think it's a mistake. He doesn't deserve it. He is a Viking, not a Packer. Favre obviously doesn't care about us, so why should we honor him, ever? This man manipulated an organization and their (his) loyal followers, then calculated a plan to stick it to us. Screw him. He's a snake.

djbonney138's picture

We all knew it was only a matter of time.

Evan's picture

I think it's time. I'm way over the Favre drama.

Point Packer's picture

Burt who?

Rocky70's picture


Make sure you post a microblog after it happens. It deserves at least a mention, IMHO.

fish/crane's picture

To fourgive is divine

marcopo's picture

Favre has been unwilling to take the high road in any of this. His hatred of Thompson is open and vehement. It might be more than a year or two, until he's ready for a meaningful reconciliation.

Don Hutson's picture

I assume the Rodgers - Favre disconnect will somehow have to be at least papered over before this happens. Noth to mention the Favre - McCarthy divisions which may be more severe than the Thompson rift. But Brett Favre's left too big a foot print on Football and Packer history to not retire #4. Certainly in the post concussion NFL his consecutive game record will likely never be eclypsed. Football is a game of emotions, and those tend to mellow with distance in space and time.

Chazman's picture

I agree but when is it time? He played for a division rival just two seasons ago. Even the HOF waits 5 years, I do not see the need for haste in retiring his number (and retired it should be).
Not saying it should wait decades, or even until A-Rod retires but give it some time . . . please.

kyle's picture

In other news the sky is blue and grass is green. Was there really ever any doubt that 4 would be retired eventually?

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