The spring and summer of 2013 should be renamed the Seasons of Favre.
Over the past six months, the seemingly tumultuous relationship between the former quarterback and his former employer has gone from a Defcon 1 state of war to a Defcon 3. Not the huggy kissy relationship some would like the two sides to have, but progress from the declaration of war that was signed when Favre signed with the Vikings in 2009.
This thawing of the ice all began one evening this past February.
The moment Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre stepped on stage together to present an award at the NFL Honors ceremony was the moment many had been waiting for. A meeting of the past and the present, a ceremonial burying of the hatchet between the two players, and a signal that it was time to let the healing begin between Packers fans and Favre.
Rodgers reiterated this sentiment in May when he appeared on the Jim Rome Show, saying the time has come to accept the quarterback from the past back into the present: