Top 5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Fans Should Forgive Brett Favre

Top 5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Fans Should Forgive Brett Favre

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In 2008, the Green Bay Packers and QB Brett Favre suffered through an ugly divorce. Favre is possibly the greatest Packer of all-time. Here's five reasons why Packers fans should take a cue from Elsa and let it go.

5. Brett Favre Pass

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5. Brett Favre Pass

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There's a street in Green Bay right near Lambeau Field named "Brett Favre Pass". In Favre's 16 seasons with the team, his play on the field and the city's love for Favre earned him a street.

4. The Team Wants him Back in the Family

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4. The Team Wants him Back in the Family

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A little over a year ago, team CEO & President Mark Murphy expressed an interest in having Favre "back in the family." Although the team does not have plans to retire his number at the moment, Murphy has expressed a desire to retire Favre's No. 4.

3. He Brought the Team Back to Glory

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3. He Brought the Team Back to Glory

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The Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowls in 1967, 1968. They didn't make it back to the Super Bowl until 29 years later when Brett Favre led them to their third Super Lombardi Trophy in 1997.

2. Records

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2. Records

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Statistically, Brett Favre is the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history. He holds not just the Packers record, but the NFL record for career completions, passing yards and touchdowns. How can you stay mad at the man who rewrote a team's record book?

1. He's Going into the Hall-of-Fame Soon

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1. He's Going into the Hall-of-Fame Soon

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Brett Favre retired following the 2010 season, meaning that he will certainly be enshrined in Canton in 2016 as a Green Bay Packer. This is only two years away. It's hard to imagine a player who made this much of a mark on the history books, left it all on the field for 252 consecutive games with the team and meant so much to the organization and the city not being embraced by the fans at his Hall-of-Fame induction.

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