It is unknown exactly what Favre’s role will be among the coaches but it appears he will be helping with whatever he can. Oak Grove is the same school Favre famously practiced at during the summer while he debated returning to football instead of attending training camps.
A local newspaper claims Favre will be the offensive coordinator but head coach Nevil Barr has yet to give him a definite position among the staff. In recent years, Favre has spent time with the players and taught them how to improve their football skills. This was of course in an unofficial position as Favre was merely giving tips while he was also keeping his arm in shape.
This is a great way for Favre to remain around the game he has adored his entire life. It is also an outstanding way for him to help others and possibly improve the player’s odds of attending a better school on a football scholarship or even make it to the NFL one day.
Favre has been in the news recently regarding the way his relationship ended with the Packers and if there will be any reconciliation in the near future.
“That day will come. I haven’t lost any sleep over it, nor have they. I wish them well,” said Favre. “What I did speaks for itself. What I left behind speaks for itself.”
He also made comments in response to Packers president Mark Murphy’s statement about retiring Favre’s No. 4 when the time is right. Murphy did not give any indication exactly when that time would be.
“You know what, I don’t know what the future holds. … And people think I’m crazy, but I don’t need to have a day,” Favre said. “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.”
Clearly, Favre’s number will be retired whether he wants a day for it or not. I personally hope the right is time sooner than later because regardless of what he did to the organization, it is important for the Packers to publicly recognize how important he was to the success of the franchise.