That crazy Brett Favre will get back in your good graces yet! On Thursday, Favre admitted he was at fault for the rift with the Green Bay Packers.
“I was at fault,” Favre told WGR 550 AM in Buffalo. “I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you can go back would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would have, but you can’t.”
Favre went on to say he’s been in touch with team president Mark Murphy several times recently and he’s open to having his number retired.
“I don’t know of any player who would not want that to happen. I’m honored just by the thought,” Favre said. “Obviously there was, if you want to call it, ‘bad blood’ or whatever, I just think that people started picking sides and really I’m over that and have been over it. Mark Murphy and I have talked on numerous occasions. I never expected them to do anything. I’m not one to sit here and say I think they need to do this, do that. They have a very good ball team and that’s their primary focus and it should have always been, which it has.
“As time goes, it heals a lot of things. I know for me as I’ve gotten further and further removed from the game, I think about for example the statistics and things of that nature, which I don’t know any player where that didn’t matter some. It matters a whole lot less now. So the things that transpired that led to us ‘breaking up’ if you will, to me, are over and done with. When will that happen? I don’t think either side is trying to push the issue. I think Mark Murphy – and Mark really came in the last few weeks of my career in Green Bay – so he kind of came into a hornet’s nest if you will. But he’s been extremely great in trying to make this work. In our discussions, it will happen. We just don’t want it – we’re going to do it here. I think both sides are genuine. I know they are. And that’s the way it has to come across because that’s the way it should be. We don’t want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other. And I don’t think that’s going to happen. Aaron has said some very nice things. He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn’t for show. And so I think everything will be fine.”
Favre presented the comeback player of the year award with Rodgers at the NFL Honors in February. Rodgers suggested he’s stayed in touch with Favre since then.
Rodgers has also pushed for the organization to retire Favre’s number.
So, like we said previously, we’re expecting that to happen sometime next year.