Packers president Mark Murphy has said the club wants to retire Brett Favre’s jersey in Green Bay, and soon — though probably not in 2013.
Nevertheless, there’s a sense the club and its longtime star quarterback might be able to repair a relationship altered when Green Bay released him five years ago after a brief retirement.
Former Packers placekicker Ryan Longwell, who retired a member of the club on Tuesday, believes Favre and the club will eventually make nice, according to Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com.
“I feel like it will happen soon,” Longwell said, per ESPNMilwaukee.com. “I feel like everybody’s in a good place about it, and like I said, I think time heals everything. I think it’s his desire to be here. When that happens, I think it will be the right time, but I don’t know when that is.”
In July, Murphy said on the club’s website that the team wished to retire Favre’s number before 2016, when the club anticipates he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.