After a long, sordid seven years, the Green Bay Packers appear set to finally put the No. 4 of Brett Favre where it belongs – along with the likes of Reggie White and Ray Nitschke in Packers immortality at Lambeau Field.
The organization announced Sunday that an more information would come Monday regarding the former Packers quarterback, that read as follows:
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
According to multiple reports, that announcement will not only reveal that the Packers plan to retire Favre’s No. 4 as well as induct him into the team’s hall of fame in 2015. The facility is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in April. According to the reports, Favre would then enter the hall in July.
Favre confirmed the report on his official website, calling it a “tremendous honor” to have his name placed among such Packers greats as Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Vince Lombardi, among others. He added that he’s “truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans” in Green Bay.
After nearly a decade away, the aura of the ol’ gunslinger remains omnipresent not only at Lambeau but around the state.
Favre last played for the Packers in the 2006 season, and was traded to the New York Jets in 2007. After spending one season with the Jets, Favre went on to play two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
He played 16 seasons for the Packers and in that time he completed 61.4 percent of his passes, for 61,655 yards, with 442 touchdowns and 286 interceptions. He was the heart of the team and the franchise.
There are plenty in Wisconsin who have yet to forgive Favre for the way that his record-setting career with Green Bay ended, and whether or not he is met with boos or cheers, the quarterback will finally be able to put the finishing touches on his tenure with the green and gold.