• Packers will retire Favre's No. 4 eventually

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 16, 2013
    The Green Bay Packers will definitely retire Brett Favre's No. 4. However, Murphy indicated Tuesday that the Packers are unlikely to retire Favre’s No. 4 in 2013. This leaves 2014 and 2015 as prime seasons for the Packers to take No. 4 out of rotation once and for all in a ceremony that will have the eyes of the league upon it, give Favre’s spectacular career in Green Bay and his memorable departure to New York, then Minnesota. The Green Bay Packers will definitely retire Brett Favre's No. 4. Earlier in July, Murphy told Packers.com in a reader email feature that the club would like to retire Favre’s jersey before he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame. Though Murphy said he doesn't anticipate retiring Favre's No. 4 jersey this season, he didn't rule out Favre making an appearance at Lambeau Field, perhaps as an honorary captain or as part of the alumni weekend festivities. Speaking Tuesday after his annual meeting with reporters to discuss the team's finances, Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy made it clear that retiring Favre's number and reconciling with the future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback is important to the franchise. But he tested the patience of fans and franchise alike with his annual retirement watch late in his career, and his decision to retire and then unretire in 2008 prompted perhaps the messiest divorce in state history.

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