Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday he would be "excited" to see Brett Favre's number retired in Green Bay before Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, reports.

Rodgers made the remarks to the "The Jim Rome Show."

"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.

"I was totally OK with being out front of that, and I'm very secure of the things I've been able to accomplish with the team and individually here in Green Bay, and excited about the chance to see him again and get his number retired here before he goes into Canton," Rodgers said.

In February, Rodgers and Favre appeared together at the NFL Honors ceremony during Super Bowl week — a move widely seen as a step toward unifying them in the Packers fold.

Favre's messy split with the Packers began with his tearful retirement announcement in 2008.

Favre later tried to rejoin the team but the Packers stood firm that they had commited to Rodgers.