Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 7/19/12
It's been more than four years since Brett Favre last wore a Green Bay Packers uniform, but according to the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, he still has no relationship with the franchise he spent 16 years leading to 172 wins and one Super Bowl championship."I don't really have one," Favre told Deion Sanders in an interview on the NFL Network. "It'll happen someday. That day will come. I haven't lost any sleep over it, nor have they."Favre had contemplated retirement during several consecutive offseasons before ultimately returning to Green Bay for another season each time. When this happened again in 2008, general manager Ted Thompson made the decision to go with then-unproven quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the Packers' starter. This meant Favre was pretty much out of a job.As the situation became increasingly contentious between Favre and the Packers, it was obvious some type of change was necessary. Favre wasn't ready to retire and wanted to continue his career with the Minnesota Vikings, one of Green Bay's division rivals. Thompson would not allow that and soon traded Favre to the New York Jets.But after just one season with the Jets, Favre eventually got what he wanted when he signed with the Vikings in 2009 and played two seasons in Minnesota."I understand that changes need to be made sometimes, in spite of how you play," Favre said in the interview. "Because it'd be easy to say, 'We're gonna let this guy go' if you didn't play very well. (But) I had my best year my last year (with the Packers)."A lot has been said about their side, my side -- the business part of it is it happens. I'm not upset with that, I'm really not."Earlier this offseason, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy told a group of fans at the team's tailgate tour that he would like to retire Favre's number in a year or two.However, only one full season removed from the NFL, Favre doesn't seem to be in any hurry for that to happen."I don't know what the future holds," Favre said. "People think I'm crazy, but I don't need to have a day. I don't need to have a retirement, retire your jersey,all that stuff to solidify my career."I'm not gonna sit here and say when that time should be, will be, or that I'm waiting by the phone. I wish them well."Follow Paul Imig on Twitter.
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