Packers officially retire Brett Favre’s No. 4

Brett Favre
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The Green Bay Packers officially retired Brett Favre’s No. 4 at halftime of their Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears.

In pouring rain–because it’s November in Green Bay–Favre walked out to through a tunnel of a variety of his former teammates. Favre stopped to hug each one before being greeted introduced to the crowd by Packers president Mark Murphy.

“Thank you,” Favre started out saying. “This is Green Bay weather. I love it, I love it.”

Favre went on to thank his teammates, his family and the fans.


The moment of the night was when legendary Packers quarterback Bart Starr was announced and entered the field on a golf cart. The loudest ovation of the ceremony was when Favre and Starr embraced each other with a hug.

Favre holds just about every passing record in Packers history. He has the most passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts and completions, games played and consecutive games played.

Originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons 33rd overall in the 1991 draft, Favre was traded to the Packers for a first-round pick in 1992.

Favre spent one season with the Jets and two with the Vikings to end his career.

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