Green Bay, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Brett Favre stated on his website that the Green Bay Packers will be announcing his induction into the team’s Hall of Fame and will retire his No. 4 jersey in 2015.
Favre said it was an honor playing for the Packers from 1992-2008.
He also said it would be tremendous being aligned with other Packers greats.
“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!” he added.
Favre will not be present at the announcement ceremony but will speak via phone.
The announcement will take place at Lambeau Field with Packers executives.
This includes Packers Hall of Fame Inc. president Perry Kidder, Packers president Mark Murphy and former Packers president Bob Harlan.
The relationship of Favre and the Packers was blemished after he got traded to the New York Jets in 2008. He also went on to play for the team’s bitter rival in the Vikings.
Since then, Harlan and the Packers have been working to get on good terms with their former star.
But according to Favre, “the facts are that I feel like the relationship is a good relationship.”
Favre played 16 years for the Packers and led them to two Super Bowl appearances.
He led the team to a Super Bowl XXXI win overthe New England Patriots in 1996.
Favre also won three NFL MVP Awards from 1995 to 1997.
Despite having a bitter separation with the team, Favre admitted he will be forever a Packer.
In an ESPN interview he stated, “As time goes by, that’s how I will be remembered — as a Packer — and that’s how I want to be remembered.”