Packers to retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 jersey
Packers president to make announcement from Lambeau Monday
MADISON, Wis. — Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year.
Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.
Favre said it wouldn’t be possible if not for the foresight of former general manager Ron Wolf, who he says is the greatest GM in the history of the NFL.
The team plans an official announcement Monday afternoon. Favre will join by teleconference.
It’s been six years since Favre ‘retired’ from the Packers, tried to return, then went on to play for the New York Jets and rival Minnesota Vikings — a move that outraged some Packers fans.
The Packers and officials from the Hall of Fame will make a joint announcement Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the section of Lambeau Field currently under construction.
The event will also be streamed live on Packers.com.