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Packers CEO Says Brett Favre's Number to be Retired Before HOF Induction
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Packers CEO Says Brett Favre's Number to be Retired Before HOF Induction

Jul 8 2013, 2:14am CDT | by

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says legendary quarterback Brett Favre deserves to have his jersey number 4 retired prior to his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in 2016.

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says legendary quarterback Brett Favre deserves to have his number retired.  Fox Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig writes Murphy's intent to have Favre's number retired...

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Packers CEO Says Brett Favre's Number to be Retired Before HOF Induction

Jul 8 2013, 2:14am CDT | by

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says legendary quarterback Brett Favre deserves to have his jersey number 4 retired prior to his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in 2016.

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says legendary quarterback Brett Favre deserves to have his number retired. 

Fox Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig writes Murphy's intent to have Favre's number retired was first brought up by the Packers CEO two months ago, when he stated the team "wants to have (Favre) back in the family."

Now, Murphy hinted on the team's official website on Saturday that the timing of the number retirement may happen sooner than later - specifically before his induction as a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016. 

"We do want to bring Brett back into the fold, and plan on retiring his number. He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here. I thought Aaron Rodgers and Brett jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award at the NFL Honors program was a great first step.

"It is really just a question of timing in terms of retiring his jersey. The timing has to be right for both Brett and the organization. Brett will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016, and we would like to retire his number prior to his induction.

"I know that many of our fans were upset that Brett played for the Vikings. As time goes by, though, I think wounds are healed and people focus more on the great things he did for the team during his 16 years here. As the recent signings by Greg Jennings and Desmond Bishop show, many players in the league go on to play for rivals later in their careers." 

Even current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounded off on his thoughts regarding the retirement ceremony, which he is in favor of. 

Last month in a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview, Favre admitted his 2008 departure from the Packers didn't go very well, but he's over what happened. 

"The way it went down was not the best of ways, and I think people have learned from it and, again, I'm over it."

He also said there was no animosity between him and Rodgers. 

"There were no problems between Aaron and I.

"I had no problem with him becoming the next quarterback for the Packers. It was bound to happen at some point. I have no problems with the success that he's had. In fact, I'm proud of him."

Favre played for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings from 1991-2010. He amassed 71,838 passing yards on 10,169 pass attempts for 508 touchdowns on a cumulative 86.0 quarterback rating, per ESPN stats.   

 
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Manning finds Sanders for 3 TDs in win vs Chargers

Oct 23 2014 10:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers’ banged-up secondary double-teaming red-hot receiver Demaryius Thomas, Sanders caught TD throws of 2, 31 and 3 yards. The last one followed Chris Harris Jr.’s interception ...
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Chargers vs. Broncos 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from Denver's 35-21 win

Oct 23 2014 10:33pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Unable to keep the ball out of Peyton Manning's hands, the Chargers were burned by a midgame scoring explosion and never recovered. Peyton Manning continued to put Brett Favre in his rearview on Thursday night, tossing three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos pulled away from the San Diego Chargers for a 35-21 win and a firm handle on the AFC West lead. Emmanuel Sanders caught all three of Manning's scores and fullback Juwan Thomp ...
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Chargers vs. Broncos: Live Score and Analysis for San Diego

Oct 23 2014 4:38pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The San Diego Chargers head to Denver in Week 8 with hopes of rekindling the same Thursday Night Football magic they worked on the Broncos last season. Thursday's game can be seen on CBS and the NFL Network at 8:25 p.m. ET. The San Diego defense rattled Peyton Manning for a sack and a late interception that sealed a 27-20 victory at Mile High on Dec. 12. Denver's ground game was held to 18 yards in the loss and Andre Caldwell had both touchdowns fo ...
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San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos: Live Stream Guide And NFL Preview

Oct 23 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

The Chargers face the Broncos as part of Thursday Night Football in a clash between AFC West rivals. Find out how you can watch a live stream of the game from Mile High. Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver. When: Friday October 24, 01:25 (UK time) Live Stream: NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning get back to work on Thursday night as they host AFC West rivals, the San Diego Chargers. Manning set ...
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Pigskin Pigsplosion Week 8 NFL Preview: Houston and Tennessee Duel in Best QB Beard Battle of All-Time

Oct 23 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Last Week Ryan: 6-9 Stephen: 6-9 Jason: 9-6 Season Ryan: 56-49-1 Stephen: 54-51-1 Jason: 52-53-1   San Diego @ Denver (-8.5) Ryan: It was the Peyton Manning-est thing ever to choreograph the Keepaway game, and I’m mad at myself for falling for it. Should’ve seen that from a thousand miles away. I have to do better and I will. That being said, I’m never picking against Manning again until it’s legitimately cold outside. Broncos.  Stephen: “If Tom Brady ever did that…” Tom Br ...
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4 Bold Predictions for Denver Broncos Week 8 Matchup

Oct 23 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Week 8 Thursday Night Football game will feature the Denver Broncos (5-1) hosting their division foe, the San Diego Chargers. (5-2)The Thursday night games this season haven't been the most exciting in terms of intrigue or competition, but Thursday's game is sure to break both of those patterns. The Broncos and the Chargers have a long and heated rivalry that dates back many decades; the AFC West rivals always bring their A-game when playing each o ...
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Thursday Night Football Week 8: TV Schedule, Live Stream for Chargers vs Broncos

Oct 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

You don't find many Week 8 games that can greatly impact the playoff race, but Thursday Night Football between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos could be just that. The Chargers surprised to start 2014 with a 5-1 record before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, and a victory Thursday would tie them with the Broncos atop the AFC West. But Denver comes in with a 4-0 record at home, and Peyton Manning has been unstoppable as of late. For ...
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Chargers vs. Broncos 2014 picks and predictions: Experts like Denver at home

Oct 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

An AFC West showdown in primetime is on tap when the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers. Week 8 of the NFL season begins Thursday night when the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers. Coming off a 42-17 win againt the San Francisco 49ers, the 5-1 Broncos are riding a three-game winning streak into this AFC West matchup. Quarterback Peyton Manning is fresh off a four-touchdown performance th ...
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Fantasy football projections, Week 8: Chargers-Broncos featuring Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas

Oct 23 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

We break down the Week 8 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. The Week 8 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos features a battle between two quarterbacks who are both regular season MVP candidates. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire. San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers played two different games against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. In the first half he looked like the MVP candidate he ...
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