Brett Favre says he will return to Green Bay in 2015 for jersey retirement and induction into Packers Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/o8RGCW5QQH
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Brett Favre, 45, announced that he will be making a return to Green Bay…but not to play football.
Instead, the ex-Packers QB will be honored by having his number 4 jersey retired. He will also be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.
On Monday (Feb. 9), Favre posted 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.
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.
The induction banquet for Favre will take place July 18, 2015 and is already sold out. There will be 1,600 people in attendance.
Favre played 16 seasons for the Packers. During his time in Green Bay, Favre won a Super Bowl, 3 NFL MVP awards, and was selected to 11 Pro Bowls.