Green Bay Packers president [intlink id=”122″ type=”category”]Mark Murphy[/intlink] stated the obvious again, yesterday: the team is going to retire Brett Favre’s number. There are no plans to do it anytime soon, though.
Speaking on the team’s Tailgate Tour, Murphy said the Packers want to make sure Favre is really retired first.
“Eventually, he’ll come back into the fold. We are going to retire his number,” Murphy said to a round of applause. “He deserves that for what he did as a Packer. … There are very few players in our history that had their number retired. He deserves it though. But it’s a very, very meaningful honor and we want to do it at a time when it’s meaningful for both him and the organization.
“I think it’s probably going to be a few years. We want to make sure that he’s really retired first. We made that mistake when he first retired after the 2007 season. Ironically, we were going to retire his number and have a big ceremony at the opening game that next season against the Minnesota Vikings. Little did we know he’d end up playing that season for the Jets.”
Murphy and former Packers [intlink id=”292″ type=”category”]Antonio Freeman[/intlink] and [intlink id=”565″ type=”category”]Gilbert Brown[/intlink] then took some jabs at the [intlink id=”35″ type=”category”]Minnesota Vikings[/intlink].
These guys are catching on.