Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 6/7/13

When the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Brett Favre parted ways following the 2007 season there was much acrimony and finger pointing from both sides. The Packers were ready to move forward with Aaron Rodgers, which was, in hindsight, a pretty smart move on their part, and Favre, as we know, wasn’t ready to hang up the cleats. After much waffling from Favre’s camp Green Bay, and a lot of he said/he said between the two parties, the gunslinging QB was granted his unconditional release by the team, and Favre would continue his career with stops in New York (with the Jets) and Minnesota. Favre officially retired from the NFL in January 2011. Now that a few years have passed, it seems as if Favre, and the organization he spent 16 years with, are ready to kiss and make up. The Packers have already made it known that they want Favre “back in the family,” after he and Rodgers appeared on-stage together at the NFL Honors Awards, shaking hands, joking, enjoying each other’s company, and seemingly putting all the pettiness and sniping from the past behind them as they handed out the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Now, it seems, it’s Favre’s turn to be contrite. In an interview with WGR 550′s Joe Buscaglia, old No.4 let it be known that he was to blame for the messy divorce with the Packers. Not fully mind you, but at least he’s taking responsibility for the major role he played in the contentious split. Said Favre… “It’s over and done with. I was at fault,” Favre said.”I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.” “Aaron has said some very nice things. He and I have a good relationship” Favre said. “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.” “I don’t know of any player who would not want that to happen,” Favre said of having his number being retired. “I’m honored just by the thought. 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.” You can listen to the full interview here at WGR 550′s website. It’s nice to see that time really does heal all wounds, because despite everything that went down after they parted ways, there’s no denying the fact that Brett Favre is one of the greatest—if not the greatest—player to ever don the green and gold, and as as such deserves to be properly honored by the Green Bay Packers organization. The post Brett Favre takes responsibility for messy split with Green Bay Packers appeared first on Last Angry Fan.

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