(The Lyfe News) The Packers’ up and down relationship with Brett Favre will finally come to an end on Monday, when they will announce that the legendary QB will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame next summer. Favre announced the Packers will retire his No. 4, after wearing it for 16 seasons in Green Bay.
Here is Favre’s statement posted to 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.
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.
Favre built some impeccable careers in Green Bay, leading them to two Super Bowls and winning one, as well as winning three NFL MVP Awards. But the team and QB had a falling out after the 2007 season, the team having drafted Aaron Rodgers in the first round of the 2005 Draft and wanting to give him the keys to the offense. Favre was traded to the Jets in the summer of 2008 after Favre announced his retirement then recanted and decided he wanted to continue to play.
Favre would play one season in New York and two more in Minnesota before retiring after the 2010 season.
Favre has retired as the NFL all-time leader in passing attempts, completions, yards, TDs and interceptions, which marks he still holds till this very day. He is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.