Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North featured columnist jclombardi writes about Packers legendary quarterback Favre.
Sunday night, the Packers made a historic announcement, "The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.”
Later, on his official site, legendary Packers quarterback Brett Favre announced:
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.”
Yup, fans, you notice his subtle dig at current GM Ted Thompson. Last month, on Chicago ESPN 1000, Favre said the former Packers President Bob Harlan had worked as the liaison between him and the Packers Hall of Fame regarding his forthcoming induction. In 1992, the Packers acquired Favre who joined then Packers President Harlan, general manager Ron Wolf, and coach Mike Holmgren as four of the central figures in the Packers’ rebirth after decades of dismal seasons. Besides being an eleven time Pro Bowl performer, Favre holds NFL records for pass attempts, 10,169; pass completions, 6,30; passing yards, 71,838; and touchdown passes, 508. Finally, Favre is the only NFL player in its history to win three consecutive NFL MVP awards, while he has most of the Packers’ career passing records. His legendary career that have him elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.