Favre plans to return to Green Bay, retire jersey number

BY foxsports • February 9, 2015

(Editor's note: Though this item made the rounds Monday, the statement originally appeared on Favre's website in August.)

Brett Favre's long-tenured career with the Green Bay Packers will be celebrated this upcoming season.

The future Hall of Famer announced his plans to return to Lambeau Field to have his number retired and be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on his website Monday morning.

"I'm pleased to announce that I will be returning to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2015 for induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of my jersey.

It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL.

I'm truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers.

Go Packers!


For all Packers fans this is welcomed news as team CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged his hopes to bring Favre "back in the family" in 2013. Now, it's just a matter of time.