Brett Favre wants a reunion with the Green Bay Packers but also doesn't want to be a distraction to his former team. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Thursday, Favre corroborated Packers president Mark Murphy's claim that the organization tried to bring the three-time MVP quarterback back for a game last December, but plans fell through because the high school football team Favre helped coach was advancing in the Mississippi playoffs. As Favre has stated in the past, he doesn't have many regrets about how his 20-year career unfolded, particularly his messy divorce with the Packers in 2008 and two-year stint with the rival Minnesota Vikings. Favre said he still hasn't been to Green Bay since his last game against the Packers, a 28-24 loss on Oct. 24, 2010, but the relationship between the two sides has improved. Murphy has reiterated that the Packers intend to retire Favre's No. 4 jersey before his likely Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in 2016. "Things are much better," Favre said Thursday. "I haven't been back in Green Bay since we actually played there, but in my opinion things are much better. Time heals a lot of things, and I think in this case, you're playing for the rival team, things are going to change. There's no better history than there is in Green Bay, the tradition, and people love their team there, and they usually hate the other team. So when you join their opponent, that's going to happen. Again, time heals a lot of things. "It's going to happen, I'll be back up there. Again, my career in Green Bay, I wouldn't trade it for anything. It was awesome. The people were awesome, and I just think everything's going to be fine and, in my opinion, it is now. It's just a matter of getting back up there." The biggest breakthrough came last February when Favre and his Packers successor, Aaron Rodgers, presented Peyton Manning with the NFL comeback of the year award at the 2013 NFL Honors ceremony. Favre said he doesn't talk much with Rodgers, but added he doesn't have any ill feelings about Rodgers' success despite how things unfolded after Favre decided to end his retirement a month before the 2008 season.
Brett Favre to Green Bay: 'I'll be back up there'
USA Today | Jun 14