The tumultuous relationship between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers is receiving some much needed fixing.
Reportedly, the Packers will retire Favre’s No. 4 and induct him into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2015.
Drama surrounded Favre and the Packers since the future Hall of Famer threw his last pass as a Packer in January 2008 – a costly overtime interception in the NFC title game against the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Favre retired after the ’07 season but then decided he wanted to play again. However, Green Bay already hitched their saddle to Aaron Rodgers following Favre’s retirement. Eventually, Green Bay’s unwillingness to placate Favre landed him with the New York Jets.
Another retirement later and Favre ended up wearing the purple and white of one of Green Bay’s bitter rivals, the Minnesota Vikings. Favre split four games against the Packers during his two-year run in Minnesota including tossing four touchdown passes in a win during his return to Lambeau Field in November 2009.
The announcement, which will formally be made during a press conference on Monday with Favre and the team, should kickstart what could be an exciting 12-month stretch for the ex-Packer, Viking, and Jet quarterback.
Favre is eligible for induction into the Pro Football of Hall of Fame in 2016.