Green Bay Packers: 5 Reasons Why Fans Shouldn’t Forgive Brett Favre

5 Reasons why Green Bay Fans Shouldn't Forgive Brett Favre

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Brett Favre put together a Hall of Fame worthy career in a Green Bay Packers uniform, but the future Hall of Fame QB made some questionable decisions throughout his lengthy NFL career.

Here are the five reasons that the Green Bay Packers' fan base should not forgive Brett Favre.

5. Requesting Release in 2008 to Play for Another Team

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5. Requesting Release in 2008 to Play for Another Team

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In 2008, shortly after the Packers fell to the New York Giants, who later on won the Super Bowl, Favre was uncertain if he wanted to continue his NFL career. On March 4th, 2008, Favre announced his retirement from the league. A few short months later on July 11th, 2008, Favre sent a letter to the Packers requesting his unconditional release from the team so he could play for another team. Favre was then traded to the New York Jets in August.

4. Inability to Make a Retirement Decision

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4. Inability to Make a Retirement Decision

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After each NFL season concluded it seemed as though we were constantly waiting for the Favre-retirement saga to begin from 2006 until 2008. Favre held the fan base in the palm of his hand as Packers fans did not want to lose their Hall of Fame QB. For heaven's sake who would step in and lead their team as well as Favre could? Favre continuously used the word "questionable" to describe his NFL future from 2006-2008.

3. He Delayed the Aaron Rodgers era far too Long

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3. He Delayed the Aaron Rodgers era far too Long

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Due to his inability to make a decision on retirement, a young Aaron Rodgers was forced to wait in the wings for years under Favre. Yes, Rodgers being forced to sit and learn from Favre surely helped his development into one of the NFL's top signal callers today. But, one could make the argument that Rodgers would have been ready to lead in 2006 or even 2007 just as well, if not better, than Favre did during that time.

2. Signed a Contract With a Division Rival

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2. Signed a Contract With a Division Rival

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Favre was ultimately released by the New York Jets after the 2008-2009 NFL season after the future Hall of Fame QB had complained of shoulder pain, which was caused by a torn biceps tendon in his right shoulder. Favre was then able to sign a deal with any team of his choice, which turned out to be the Minnesota Vikings, where Favre would star during his first season with the team..

1. He had his Best Statistical Season in Purple and Gold

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1. He had his Best Statistical Season in Purple and Gold

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Favre put together quite a spectacular career with the Packers, yet his best statistical season came during the 2009-2010 NFL season in which he threw for 4,202 yards, 33 touchdowns, seven interceptions while completing 68.4 percent of his passes. Favre was incredible during this season leading the Vikings to a 12-4 record, while also becoming the first QB to defeat all 32 franchises since the NFL expanded in 2002.


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  • Mt2day

    While I love Rodgers, and think he has done a great job, this Packer fan holds no grudge against Favre. It’s time to let go and embrace the man who put the Packers back on the map. I have great memories of being a Packer fan in the Favre days..football was fun and exciting.

    • TylerMcMullen

      It’s difficult to hold a grudge against one of the best QBs of all time and a future Hall of Fame QB, especially when he led the Packers to numerous division titles and playoff appearances. It certainly seems like the Packers as an organization are holding a grudge (Can’t understand why they won’t retire the man’s jersey), but definitely does not seem as though the fan-base feels the same way! They love Brett. Always have and always will! Thanks for the feedback, Mt2day!