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Aaron Rodgers has continually urged the Packers to make amends with Brett Favre and formally retire his number.
His wish will be the club's command.
In a recent Q&A with fans, Packers CEO Mark Murphy revealed that the organization plans to get Favre "back in the fold" and retire his No. 4 by 2016, when he'll become a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee.
"He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here," Murphy said, via Packers.com. "I thought Aaron Rodgers and Brett jointly presenting the Comeback Player of the Year Award at the NFL Honors program was a great first step. It is really just a question of timing in terms of retiring his jersey. The timing has to be right for both Brett and the organization. Brett will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016, and we would like to retire his number prior to his induction."
Murphy, who's previously expressed interest ...
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Packers President Mark Murphy says the team will retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 before 2016, the year he is eligible for the NFL Hall of Fame. Coincidentally, Li’l Brett, who was given a cyber...
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During a question and answer session on the Packers official website, team CEO Mark Murphy hinted that the return of Brett Favre into the organizations good graces is not that far away.
While answering questions, Murphy admitted that team was aiming to retire Favre’s number before 2016, when Favre would officially be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Three years and counting. Between now and the presumed Hall of Fame induction of Brett Favre in 2016, the Green Bay Packers will retire their former quarterback's No. 4 jersey at Lambeau Field.
Murphy first discussed this topic with FOXSportsWisconsin.com in May, saying that the Packers "want to have (Favre) back in the family."
Now, Murphy has...
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