The Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will hold a joint press conference today. They’ll announce that retired quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his jersey #4 retired sometime next season.
They say time heals all wounds. We’ll find out.
The Packers are waiting for Favre to enter the Hall of Fame before retiring his number.
Favre retired after the 2007 season, then changed his mind and tried to force his way back. The Packers eventually traded him to the Jets where he played in 2008. He eventually wound up in Minnesota, playing for the rival Vikings for two seasons. He retired for good after the 2010 season and hasn’t tried to return.
Current team president Mark Murphy has worked to arrange the retirement of Favre’s jersey, but it has taken time for the hard feelings to subside. And not everybody has moved on.
In a WRN.com fan poll last week, nearly 50% of those responding said they would boo Favre the first tine he returned to Lambeau Field. There’s no guarantee that will happen, but it’ll be interesting to see.