On Sunday evening, the Packers released a statement about a Monday announcement concerning the team’s Hall of Fame and Brett Favre.
It didn’t take Thomas Magnum to put two and two together and guess that the Packers would be announcing the date that Favre would be enshrined alongside other Packer greats. One could also speculate that there might be some word about when the team would retire Favre’s No. 4, especially since CEO Mark Murphy had spoken about conversations with Favre about the topic.
The announcement is set for Monday afternoon, but Favre spilled the beans on his website Sunday night. He’ll be entering the Hall and having his jersey retired in 2015.
“I’m pleased to announce that I will be returning to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2015 for induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of my jersey. It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL. I’m truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers.”
With a call to Canton almost certainly coming in 2016, there will be plenty of celebrations of his career in the near future but none figure to be more memorable than his return to the Packers fold next year.