Packers pitched Favre reunion in 2013
The Sports Xchange
Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers are getting back together, but team president Mark Murphy still is not sure when the reunion will take place.
Murphy told ESPN that Favre was invited to Lambeau Field in 2013, but a deep run in the Mississippi High School playoffs by the Oak Grove team for which Favre served as offensive coordinator complicated the schedule.
“His team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked,” Murphy said.
Current quarterback Aaron Rodgers, once Favre’s understudy, encouraged the franchise to embrace Favre and retire his jersey number to begin soothing the fractured relationship. Favre left the Packers via trade in 2008 and spent one season with the New York Jets and two with the Minnesota Vikings, including an NFC Championship game appearance.
Favre and Murphy, once at odds over the end of his storied career with the Packers, are in direct contact according to Favre’s agent, Bus Cook.
“It’s over and done with,” Favre told a Buffalo (N.Y.) radio station last June. “I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”
Favre has been retired for three seasons and is eligible for the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot.
“We don’t want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other,” Favre said last year. “And I don’t think that’s going to happen. Aaron has said some very nice things. He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn’t for show. And so I think everything will be fine.”