Brett Favre is in the news again. And no, he's not considering coming out of retirement.
Not only is Yahoo! reporting that Favre helped steer Greg Jennings to the Minnesota Vikings, but other various media outlets, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Profootballtalk.com, are reporting that there could be a truce coming between Favre and Green Bay Packers organization.
A little known secret has emerged: Favre appeared together with Aaron Rodgers during the 2013 Super Bowl week as part of the NFL Honors festivities. That, team President Brian Murphy said, was a start and a reminder to Packers fans and Favre that the team remains open in welcoming back Favre into its good graces.
“I thought that was great,” Murphy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It was kind of a good first step. And our intent all along is we want to bring him back into the family and retire his number. He deserves it."
Murphy continued: “I don’t want to put a deadline on it, but it’s going to happen. It’s got to be sitting down, the organization, whether it’s myself or others, sitting down with him and working on the timing on it.”
By now football fans know the story all too well. Favre would hint at retirement, only to return, for what seemed like years. All the while, fans grew restless, tiring of the drama surrounding Favre. And with a talented quarterback in Aaron Rodgers waiting to take over, Favre's act, even though he was probably the most popular Packers player in the history of the organization, grew tiresome, even for the most diehard Packers fans.
Favre left Green Bay, when he was traded to the New York Jets in 2008, opening the door for Rodgers, who turned into an MVP performer and Super Bowl winner. Then, the unthinkable happened, Favre joined the Minnesota Vikings - the Packers division rival and arch nemesis. This was the last straw for Packers fans. They loved him when he was there, couldn't wait for him to leave as the drama wore thin and then despised him when he went to Minnesota.
But like all wounds - such as the Jenn Sterger texting incident that caused Favre personal and public turmoil - time heals. And in this case, maybe it's time for Favre, the Packers organization and Packers fans to welcome back a player who brought so much joy to a city and franchise during his lengthy career in Green Bay.
There will also be fans who will never welcome Favre back, and Favre may have to swallow some pride to make it happen, but a reunion with Favre and the Packers organization is inevitable. It's not if, it's when. And judging by these comments from Murphy, there just could be a reunion happening sooner than later.
Then again, with Favre involved, you never know when you will get a final decision, or if that decision stands. What are your thoughts? Should the Packers and Favre get back together? Would you as a Packers fan, or NFL fan, welcome Favre back? Why or why not?