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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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Brady outduels Manning as Pats win 5th straight

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — With 8 1-2 minutes remaining Sunday, the Gillette Stadium crowd delivered the message loud and clear: "Brady’s Better." On this day, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots certainly were the superior team, routing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21 to grab the best record in the AFC. Brady outdueled Manning in the 16th installment of the rivalry between the all-time great quarterbacks and is 11-5 against his riv ...
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Brady outduels Manning as Pats win 5th straight

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