The NFL’s all-time leader in nearly all passing categories, Brett Favre will finally have his jersey retire by the Packers.
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The Green Bay Packers will reportedly retire the No. 4 jersey of NFL all-time leading passer Brett Favre during halftime against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving.
Following the report that the Packers would play host to the Bears on the annual Thanksgiving triple-header, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the team plans to retire Favre’s jersey during that night as well.
The Packers’ all-time leader in every major passing category, Brett Favre started 253 consecutive games for the Packers from 1992 until 2007, winning a Super Bowl for the team in 1996, an NFC Championship in 1997 and taking them to two other NFC Championship Games in 1995 and 2007. He was traded to the New York Jets in 2008 and played two more seasons with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and 2010 before calling it a career.
In 16 years with the Green Bay Packers, Favre was named the NFL MVP three times and made the Pro Bowl nine times. He was also a six-time All-Pro selection, and led the NFL in passing TDs four times.
Favre is going to be inducted into the Packers’ Hall of Fame this coming July and is expected to be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016.