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Brett Favre Picked Up His Gold Jacket

Do you know who gets to wear the gold jacket?

Closers!

Brett Favre wasn’t always a closer in his NFL career, but he still got to pick up a gold jacket on Thursday night. Favre joined the other seven members of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in donning the traditional jacket at the Hall of Fame dinner.

In true Favre fashion, the only guy in the bunch without a tie on.

Yes, former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene picked up his gold jacket as well.

Of course, the man of the hour — much to his own delight — was Brett Lorenzo Favre.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. Deepsky August 5, 2016

    If you go back and read newspapers articles during the time immediately after Holmgren was hired, you realize that Favre was not Wolf and Holmgren’s first choice.

    If Rick Mirer had chosen to enter the draft in 1992, Favre would not be where he is today.

    Mirer was clearly the Packers target in January 1992. Holmgren’s mentor Bill Walsh called Mirer the next Joe Montana. The prospect of Mirer signing with the Packers probably even lured Holmgen to Green Bay as the Packers had two first round picks and two second round picks in 1992 providing them the ability to move up in the draft from the 6th spot. Mirer however decided in late January 1992 that he was going to skip the draft and Holmgren said at the time of the Favre trade that Mirer’s decision “affected a lot of people’s thinking, including ours”. Holmgren has said many times in the Seattle press (Seattle drafted him in 1993) that he coveted Rick Mirer in 1992, and that the reason the Packers signed him in 1998 was because Holmgren couldn’t believe he
    didn’t have talent. He had to see it for himself.