Brett Favre

The Green Bay Packers have made it known that they want former quarterback Brett Favre back in the fold. Word is, they were looking for that reunion to happen last season.

President Mark Murphy said today that the Packers tried to get Favre to come back for a game last season. His duties as offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in his native Hattiesburg prevented that reunion.

Favre, however, reportedly will not be coaching this year. If that’s the case, he’s all but certain to make an appearance in Green Bay.

“We do have on-going communications with him, and I think relations are good. We’re hopeful to have him come back soon,” Murphy said.

“We wanted to have him come back to a game last year, and his team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked.”

Murphy has said numerous times the team will retire Favre’s number, preferably before he goes into the Hall of Fame in 2016. We doubt this first planned appearance will coincide with that moment though.

If the Packers are smart, they’ll bring Favre back, gauge fan reaction and then plan the number retirement ceremony. You don’t really want a guy getting booed while he’s having his moment.