Packer President Mark Murphy is currently on the team’s “Tailgate Tour” to promote a season that may not happen with players he’s not supposed to talk to.
This is all allowed despite the lockout because, well, the league is just making up rules as they go along. Nothing about the lockout makes sense. If nothing else, it means Murphy and Packers players will give us material for a few posts.
“Eventually, he’ll come back into the fold. We are going to retire his number,” Murphy said Wednesday to applause from fans, according to Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “He deserves that for what he did as a Packer. . . . There are very few players in our history that had their number retired. He deserves it though. But it’s a very, very meaningful honor and we want to do it at a time when it’s meaningful for both him and the organization.”
First, Murphy wants emotions to cool down on both sides. And make sure Favre doesn’t pull a Favre.
“I think it’s probably going to be a few years. We want to make sure that he’s really retired first,” Murphy said.