Rodgers: It's Time For Favre To Come Home
By Jon Krouner
It’s time to put the Brett Favre drama to bed. Aaron Rodgers agrees.
Of his former mentor, Rodgers recently said that the Green Bay Packers should retire Favre’s No. 4 jersey this season at Lambeau Field.
"I think it's time for our fans, this organization and Brett to heal through this and to move on together before he gets the greatest honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame," Rodgers told the Jim Rome Show last week.
Sure, the conclusion to Favre’s career and his ugly controversey would make Anthony Weiner blush. Yes, he played for the rival Minnesota Vikings and fell just short of leading them to the Super Bowl. But, in the end, Favre is one of, if not the greatest player to ever don the green and yellow in Titletown.
In 1996, Favre helped the Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since Super Bowl II. That concluded a nearly three decade absence of a world championship in Titletown. Bringing the Packers back to the promised land is deserving enough of enshrinement in Packers lore.
That’s not to mention that Favre won two NFL MVPs and played in 321 straight games during his 21-year career. In an era when players miss games due to tight hamstrings, Favre’s toughness came to embody the blue collar people of Wisconsin. If the Packers don’t retire Favre’s number, no one deserves to have their number retired.
"It's been too long. I think our country and the state of Wisconsin, these people are people of second, third and fourth chances, and I think it's time to let the healing process begin for those who are still upset about what went down,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers recognizes the importance of Favre to the franchise and so should the fans. It’s time welcome Favre back into the family. It’s where he belongs.