Green Bay Packers fans do not like to talk about the summer of 2008, when the relationship between the organization and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre was strained immensely. Many put the blame solely on general manager Ted Thompson while others pointed to Favre’s indecisiveness as the reason for the fallout. At the time, everyone agreed the relationship was far beyond repair. However, Thompson has recently shed some light on what he thinks of Favre’s return to Green Bay.
“The man played for a very long time here and he was a marvelous, marvelous football player,” Thompson said, according to USA Today Sports. “A good person in the community, he and his wife. I think he means a lot to the Packers for Brett Favre to be remembered in a good light, and I have no objections at all. I’m thrilled.”
Packers president Mark Murphy stated recently that the organization intends to retire Favre’s No. 4 in the near future. Favre has also recently expressed interest in burying the hatchet. His appearance at the NFL Honors next to Aaron Rodgers to give the award for Comeback Player of the Year was certainly a great sight for Packers fans. To witness two of the greatest quarterbacks in franchise history standing side-by-side for the first time in many years was a thrill for cheeseheads everywhere.
Even though Thompson wants to see Favre honored at Lambeau Field, he admitted that his relationship with the football legend does not have to be on excellent terms in order for the ceremony to take place.
“I don’t think so,” Thompson said, according to USA Today Sports. “When you’re talking about the Packers and Brett Favre and then you talk about me, I’m way down the list, as I should be.”
Hopefully, Favre’s retirement ceremony will happen sooner rather than later. The fact is the fans are getting antsy to see the greatest quarterback who ever lived step onto the gridiron at Lambeau Field once again.