Aaron Rodgers wants the reunion of Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers—along with the retirement of Favre’s No. 4—to happen sooner rather than later.

Favre has been “outside” the Packers’ family since beginning his on-again, off-again retirement shuffle in 2008, when he was traded to the Jets after the Packers had committed to Rodgers as their QB.

"I look forward to him being back in the fold, as (Packers president) Mark Murphy has said," Rodgers said in a radio interview on the "The Jim Rome Show." "I think it's time for our fans, this organization and Brett to heal through this and to move forward together before he gets the greatest honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame."

"It's been too long," Rodgers said. "You know, our country and the state of Wisconsin, these people are a people of second and third and fourth chances. I think it's time to let the healing process begin for those who are still upset for what went down."

The rift between Favre and the Packers widened further when Favre signed with the rival Vikings in 2009 and played there two seasons. But the thawing process is underway and picked up steam this month when Murphy said he would like Favre "back involved in the organization soon" and expressed his desire to retire Favre's number.