Packers president: Favre retirement ceremony is 'going to happen'
Packers team president Mark Murphy said that a retirement ceremony for Brett Favre is 'going to happen.' Although there's no timeline for when the event would be.
"I don't want to put a deadline on it, but it's going to happen," Murphy said. "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."
The fact that Favre and Rodgers can stand in the same room together seems to have played a big part in the team's decision to honor Favre in the near future rather than sometime way down the road.
"It was kind of a good first step," Murphy said of the Rodgers-Favre meeting. "And our intent all along is we want to bring [Favre] back into the family and retire his number. He deserves it."
Of course, a retirement ceremony is only going to happen if Favre wants it to happen, something he didn't seemed to enthusiastic about in July. "People think I'm crazy, but I don't need to have a day," Favre said at the time. "I don't need to have a retirement, retire your jersey, all that stuff, to solidify my career."
At the same time, Favre did say that he expected to eventually get a ceremony. "That day will come," Favre said. "I haven't lost any sleep over it, nor have they, I think. What I did, speaks for itself. What I left behind, speaks for itself."
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