The Packers have made amends with the team’s legendary QB and will honor him this year.
Six years after he retired from the Packers only to later sign with the Jets and eventually the division rival Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and will have his number 4 jersey retired by the team.
Favre is the NFL’s all-time leader in every passing category: games played, games started, yards, TDs, completions and attempts. He was a 3 time NFL MVP, played in 11 Pro Bowls, was a 6-time All-Pro selection and was named to the 1990s All-Decade team.
Favre led the Packers to the playoffs 11 times as the team’s QB. The team appeared in 4 NFC Championship games and went to two Superbowls, winning Superbowl XXXI against the Patriots.
When Favre retired he made the fanbase very angry by unretiring and signing with two different teams, one of which was the Minnesota Vikings, who went to the NFC Championship game with Favre in 2009.
Nonetheless, Favre maintains a strong legacy with the Packers and the team will finally give him the recognition he deserves after being completely out of football since the end of 2010.