The last time Brett Favre was at Lambeau Field he was a chosen speaker for the induction of Frank Winters into the Packers Hall of Fame. The next time Favre walks into the stadium will likely be to have his uniform retired. That most likely will not happen this season however, according to Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy.
"I don't anticipate that," Murphy said Tuesday when asked if Favre's jersey could be retired during the 2013 season. "First of all, we're definitely going to retire his number," Murphy said this week. "I really feel strongly that he deserves it. What he accomplished as a player, what he meant to the organization; but the timing has to be right." When asked specifically how he'll know when the timing is right, Murphy was uncertain. "I think the more time passes, wounds heal," Murphy said. "I can't tell you exactly when the time might be right. I am optimistic that you'll see it."
Frank Winters echoed Murphy’s statement last night at the NFL Alumni Association Fishing Tournament held in Sturgeon Bay. “It will happen when the timing is right. There is no Brett Favre saga anymore. Both sides appear ready to start heading down the same road together. It is only a matter of time.”