Packers fans are reportedly starting to book hotel rooms for 2016 in Canton, Ohio so that they can see former Packers quarterback Brett Favre enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but it looks like they may have another ceremony closer to home in 2015 to help them bide their time.
The Packers and the Packers Hall of Fame are making a joint announcement regarding Favre on Monday afternoon. Packers CEO Mark Murphy and Packers chairman emeritus Bob Harlan are expected to speak with Favre joining by phone.
While they didn’t tip their cap to the nature of the announcement, we’d expect it involves Favre joining the other Packer greats already enshrined in the institution. Favre’s entry would make for a splashy way to reopen the Packers Hall, which is currently being renovated with a planned reopening in 2015.
There could also be an announcement about retiring Favre’s No. 4. Murphy said earlier this year that such a ceremony would not happen this year and added that Favre “wouldn’t want to come back to get booed.” Favre responded by saying that he isn’t worried about that because he’s “well aware” that you can’t please everyone all of the time and perhaps that bumped the timeline up for his return to the Packers fold.