The Green Bay Packers tailgate tour left Ashland and is headed for Eau Claire
today. In Ashland yesterday, team president Mark Murphy was asked about the eventual retirement of Brett Favre’s #4.
Murphy said, “Eventually, he’ll come back into the fold. We are going to retire his number. He deserves that for what he did as a Packer.” Murphy added, “There are very few players in our history that had their number retired. He deserves it though. But it’s a very, very meaningful honor and we want to do it at a time when it’s meaningful for both him and the organization.”
Murphy said it’ll probably be a few years. They want to make sure that he’s really retired first.
The Packers made that mistake when he first retired after the 2007 season. They were going to retire his number and have a big ceremony at the opening game that next season against the Minnesota Vikings. Favre went on to play that next season for the New York Jets instead.