Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that he hopes Brett Favre’s No. 4 can be retired by the team before the former quarterback is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Rodgers said in a radio interview with “The Jim Rome Show” that it’s time for the “healing process to begin” between the Packers and Favre.
“It’s been too long,” Rodgers said. “You know, our country and the state of Wisconsin, these people are a people of second and third and fourth chances. I think it’s time to let the healing process begin for those who are still upset for what went down.”
The relationship between Favre and the Packers turned sour when Favre came out of retirement in 2008 and was traded to the New York Jets. Favre signed with the Packers’ NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings, a season later, further damaging their relationship.
“I look forward to him being back in the fold, as Mark Murphy has said,” Rodgers said Wednesday referring to comments made by the Packers President And CEO, who said he wanted Favre “back involved in the organization soon.”
“I think it’s time for our fans, this organization and Brett to heal through this and to move forward together before he gets the greatest honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
Favre and Rodgers made a suprise apperance together at the NFL Honors award show ealier this year to present Peyton Manning with the Comeback Player of the year Award.
“I was totally OK with being out front of that, and I’m very secure of the things I’ve been able to accomplish with the team and individually here in Green Bay, and excited about the chance to see him again and get his number retired here before he goes into Canton,” Rodgers said.