It’s Time For The Green Bay Packers To Retire Brett Favre’s Number

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Either the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are finally coming to their senses, or Hell has turned into the Frozen Tundra. We’ll go with the prior rather the latter, and just say both sides seem to be coming to terms. The feud has lasted more than five years, but seems like it’s been 20 years. The recent news is an breath of fresh air for any Packer fan.

Last Saturday at the “Second Annual NFL Awards Ceremony” current Packer Aaron Rodgers and Favre surprised everyone by coming on stage and introducing the “Comeback Player of The Year” award. The two have been pitted against each other in the media since 2008. Their exchange was award, but both have come forward and said it was scripted. It got me thinking “was it finally time?” Then Rodgers took to his radio show on Tuesday to say that he took it upon himself to help end the feud.

 “I have the responsibility and enjoy having the opportunity to represent my team. I think it’s important to realize that it is probably time to move forward.” – Aaron Rodgers

It seems like the ball is in the court of the Packers front office at the moment. It would make sense to bring Favre back at retire his number before the 2013 home opener. It just makes too much sense for President Mark Murphy and GM Ted Thompson not to make this happen. If Rodgers can come forward and say it’s time for the reunion, then it’s time. If anyone should still have ill feelings towards Favre, it would be Rodgers who went through one of the worst off season’s a player could endure in 2008.

Many people have pondered whether Favre would want to come back, the answer is clearly yes. Favre would love to be back in Lambeau at center stage, one last time. I think it means more to him then he leads on. His legacy was built with the Packers, and in a way the Packers legacy was built by him.

If there was any time when the Packers and Favre had the perfect opportunity to put the drama behind them, the time is now.

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