Brett Favre spent 16 years with the Packers organization, and he’s now being honored for everything he accomplished in Green Bay.
The team was set to make an announcement involving Favre at 1:30 p.m. CT on Monday afternoon, and ESPN’s Rob Demovsky is now reporting that it will pertain to the former Packers QB’s jersey retirement.
Monday’s announcement: Brett Favre will be inducted into the #Packers HOF in 2015 and have his No. 4 retired, per sources. Story coming.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 4, 2014
Favre confirmed the report by posting a statement on his website.
“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.”
He also spoke about the honor of joining former Green Bay legends in the team’s Hall of Fame.
“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.”
The team will stream the announcement live on its website on Monday afternoon. And while Favre’s jersey retirement may elicit mixed emotions from fans—being that he ended his career as a member of the Minnesota Vikings—it’s hard to forget how much he accomplished in Green Bay.
He led the team to 11 playoff berths in 15 full seasons as its starting QB—including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI.
Favre will be eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. But first, No. 4 will be honored by the organization that helped make him a star.