Packers President Mark Murphy wants to see the day when Brett Favre is honored. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Mark Murphy says Packers inching toward honoring Brett Favre


Green Bay Packers Team President Mark Murphy told reporters today while being interviewed at the National Football League meetings being held in Phoenix, Ariz., that he thought the franchise was moving closer to the day when they would honor Brett Favre.

According to a report on the Green Bay Press Gazette, Murphy said that no date has yet been set and it might not even occur this year, but he feels that the time is fast approaching when the team, Favre and the team’s fans will come together for a lovefest at Lambeau Field.

He even admitted that the first step was when Favre and Aaron Rodgers appeared together on stage during the NFL awards to present the comeback player of the year honor.

“I thought that was great,” Murphy was quoted as saying today. “It was kind of a good first step, and our intent all along is we want to bring him back into the family and retire his number. He deserves it.”

The majority of fans are looking forward to that day as well. Ok, full disclosure here – I love Brett Favre, but never liked what he did his last three years in the league. I’ve tended to try to wipe those years from my memory.

Many Packers fans aren’t able to do that and there are still plenty of haters out there.

Clearly, Murphy hadn’t heard that Greg Jennings bragged today about being helped to a decision to join the Minnesota Vikings through personal phone calls from Favre himself. To me, that’s rubbing it in a bit – twisting the knife.

Still, we have to get beyond that silly move by Favre. It is what it is.

Like Murphy, we need to honor Favre for what he did for the franchise while he was a Packer, not for what he’s done since.

“It’s got to be sitting down, the organization, whether it’s myself or others, sitting down with him and working on the timing of it,” Murphy said.

Let’s hope it’s soon.

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  • cfhh

    fuck farve, he’s dirty and against GB organization, talked to Jennings to turn on GB like him, he should never be honored in Wisconsin

  • Tina Irish

    Go Favre!!!! I will always back you!!!!! Thank you for talking to Jennings!!!Go Vikings Go!!!!!!

  • Drew Pierce

    Is this supposed to be journalism? Where did you get your information that Favre called Jennings? Your other article claimed that the Vikings called Favre and put him on the phone with Jennings. You guys are full of it, all to bash Brett Favre. All national outlets reported this as Jennings initiated conversation to get an honest view of the Vikings, and you’re mad that he told Jennings the Vikings treated him well, which was the simple truth. GET OVER IT!

  • Iconoclast17

    Yet another nothing story by a Favre loyalist pining for his reunion with the prodigal son and blaming Packers fans for being “haters.’ I guess you just overlook all the Favre bitterness, hatred toward GB and his unending grudge.

    Most have long-since moved on and don’t care one way or another. Besides it takes, two, and favre will drag this drama (‘will he or won’t he’ be honored) as long as possible. He couldn’t get out of town fast enough and his loyalists grow impatient with the return of the prodigal. They just can’t let Favre go even though he has abandoned them.

  • Pete_Peterson

    Hey Mark: Did you hear the one about Favre encouraging Greg Jennings to take the Vikings’ deal? Give him another few years of waiting…

  • Scott Rochon

    Murphy has never been a Packer. He was hired from outside, that’s why he doesn’t understand why the fans hate him so much. They were actually starting to forgive it! Then it talks Jennings into Minnesota! Hillbilly boy should need a passport to come back to Wisconsin.

  • Scott Rochon

    Hey Drew Pierce, Jennings had been on ESPN and the NFL Network telling everybody how he talked to Favre about Minnesota!

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