Steve Young and Brett Favre

Rejoice! The heavens are about to open and the seas are about to part for the grand return of the glorious Brett Favre!

Or so says Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy. The Murph was on hand at the kickoff of the team’s annual Tailgate Tour, where he’ll be scheming of new ways to take your money. In between schemes, he also mentioned that Favre will be returning to the fold soon.

“We want to have (Favre) back in the family,” Murphy said.

“I thought he and Aaron jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award was a great first step,” Murphy said. “We’re hopeful to have (Favre) back in the fold and get him back involved in the organization soon.”

Any day that is not today is not soon enough, I say! I mean, we’re talking about the Minnesota Vikings all-time greatest player, here!

Yeah, I’m kidding. Well, kind of. Favre probably is the greatest player to ever play for that sorry-ass franchise. Of course, he’s also one of the best to play for the Packers. Certainly not THE best, but definitely one of them.

So, after years of vague statements about “we’ll retire his number… someday,” the Packers appear to have an actual timetable. We’re guessing if not this coming season, then definitely next.

Favre and Aaron Rodgers did their awkward little dance at the NFL Honors earlier this year. So they’re good. The next step would probably be to try to get Favre good with Big Ted, which may or may not ever happen.

Really, that doesn’t matter though. Teddy can just stand in the background and shut the hell up while The Murph and some others talk about Favre.

You’d think the Packers would have to bring back Mike Holmgren for something like this. Not only do we love The Walrus, but he’s currently unemployed, so there’s that.