The once-distant relationship between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers has seen significant progress over the last three months.

In February, Favre and his predecessor, Aaron Rodgers, handed out the NFL comeback player of the year award together during the NFL honors ceremony.

Last week, Packers president Mark Murphy said he envisioned a day when the three-time MVP quarterback would take part in the team’s annual Tailgate Tour and further suggested the team’s willingness to welcome him back into the fold.

On Wednesday during an appearance on "The Jim Rome Show," Rodgers reiterated his previously stated desire for the two sides to come together following their messy separation in 2008.

While it's widely assumed Favre will be a first-ballot selection to the Pro Football Hall once he's been retired for five full NFL seasons in 2016, Rodgers said he’s hoping to see the organization retire their all-time leading passer’s number before then.

"I’m excited about it. I really am," Rodgers said of the reconciliation. "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.”

The Packers have said they wish to retire Favre’s No. 4, but are waiting for an appropriate time. It would be the sixth number the team has retired with Reggie White’s No. 92 being the most recent in 2005.