March 19th, 2013-Packers team president Mark Murphy wants to have a truce with Brett Favre. The flack between Favre and the packers seemed to be thawing when he appeared together with Rodgers at the NFL Honors the week of the Super Bowl.
"I thought that was great," Murphy said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.“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. 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.”
The Favre-Packers relationship has been rocky to say the least going all the way back to the Packers-Favre divorce that went down. The flip-flopping Favre who retired and unretired many made the Packers distance themselves from him, and ultimately move on with Rodgers. To add to that he then signed withe the Jets, then the rival Vikings.
Reports have also surfaced that Brett Favre had a hand in steering Greg Jennings towards NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings. According to Jennings, he talked with Favre multiple times thoughout his negotiations.
"Literally, as I got off the plane and (offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave walked up to me, I'm on the phone with Brett," Jennings said on KFAN-AM, via Min.Scout.com. "I spoke with Brett two or three times throughout this process. He shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and things I possibly didn't want to hear, it would be Brett. He did that for me."
Time may heal the relationship, but this one may take a while.