Packers trying to mend relationship with Brett Favre

Packers trying to mend relationship with Brett Favre
April 15, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Scott Krinch

It's no secret that Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers went through a bitter breakup in 2008.

Favre formally announced his retirement from the NFL in 2008. However, in Favre-like fashion he stated his desire to return just four months later, and was traded to the New York Jets on Aug. 7, 2008.

Favre made matters worse when he signed with the Packers' NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings the following season.

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But time heals all wounds.

In the team's first attempt to mend matters with Favre in 2013, the Packers had him present an award at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors Show with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Packers CEO Mark Murphy also wants to see the franchise retire Favre's jersey before he heads into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

And on Tuesday, Murphy said the Packers attempted to have Favre return for a game last season, but he was unable to attend due to a conflict with his high school football coaching schedule.

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"We wanted to have him come back to a game last year, and his team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked," Murphy said.

As much as some Bears fans may despise Favre for torturing Chicago for 16 years, a reunion for both sides is a good thing for the league.

But all Bears fans can agree on one thing: Favre should probably get a pair of beard trimmers before he's inducted into the Hall of Fame.