Packers fans may be spending Thanksgiving night giving thanks to Brett Favre.
Reports ahead of Tuesday night’s release of the 2015 schedule have the Packers playing host to the Bears on Thanksgiving night and it seems the Packers have more than just a turkey dinner at the stadium planned for the occasion.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers are planning to retire Brett Favre’s jersey that night as well. Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in July and it’s been expected for some time that Favre’s jersey retirement would also take place at Lambeau Field during the 2015 season.
The drama and sharp words that accompanied Favre’s departure from Green Bay in 2008 made for an unhappy end to a great career with the Packers and his two years with the Vikings helped push the happy memories even further into the past, but all wounds should be healed on what’s setting up to be a memorable night in Green Bay.