Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Legendary quarterback Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers have come to an agreement as to when he will enter the team's Hall of Fame and his No. 4 jersey be retired, Favre announced on his website late Sunday night.
Favre will officially be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired in July 2015, and he will then also be honored at a game to be determined during the following season.
"It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers," Favre wrote. "Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL."
Favre came to Green Bay in a trade with Atlanta in 1992 and went on to lead the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning one and losing one. He was a three-time NFL MVP and finished his career first all-time with 71,838 passing yards and 508 touchdowns.
The relationship between Favre and Green Bay fans had been a topic of conversation when planning this ceremony, mainly the concern that some would resent him for playing in New York and Minnesota after his 16 years with the Packers.
He will become the sixth Green Bay player to have his number retired by the franchise, joining Tony Canadeo (3), Don Hutson (14), Bart Starr (15), Ray Nitschke (66), and Reggie White (92).
Favre came to Green Bay in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 11, 1992. He led the Packers to two Super Bowls, won one and won three NFL MVP awards. He announced his retirement on March 6, 2008, but decided later that summer that he still wanted to play. By then, the Packers had decided to go forward with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback, a decision that divided Packers fans.