Packers Will Retire Favre’s Number, But Not Yet
The Green Bay Packers have always planed to retire former quarterback Brett Favre’s number, but they’re not in a hurry to do so.
Team president Mark Murphy said the Packers will retire No. 4 in a year or two, when it’s meaningful to Favre, according to the Journal Sentinel’s Lori Nickel.
Obviously, Favre deserves to have his number retired, but we understand the Packers reluctancy to be in any rush to do so. The wounds of his stint with the Minnesota Vikings, which was largely born of spite, are still fresh for many.
Still, despite anyone’s feelings about Favre, no one can deny he’s one of the all-time greats. He’s currently the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, among other things. His consecutive games-played streak is unprecedented and he helped bring the Packers a Super Bowl title.
The resume speaks for itself.
The only question is how long has been long enough to let the wounds heal?