It had been rumored that former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre was staying away from Lambeau Field for fear of being booed by his old fans. Favre’s exit from Green Bay was less than memorable. He was eventually shunned by his team for the younger Aaron Rodgers and eventually ended up playing for their arch rivals Minnesota Vikings.
The news of Favre’s fear came from his long time friend and former teammate, Mark Chmura, so you would think that it would be good information. However, Favre is ready to set the record straight.
“I’ve heard that was a concern of mine, and I’m here to tell you I’m not,” Favre said Monday. “I’m not worried about that. I’m well aware that you can’t please everyone. Not everyone’s going to like you regardless, and you know what, so be it. But I think the 16 years that I had in Green Bay speaks for itself.
“Yeah, you’re right, I have played with other teams, but I will be remembered as a Packer. I feel that. I think the true Packer backers, which there are tons out there, feel the same way. I’m not the first player to play for other teams or rivals.”
“As time goes by, that’s how I will be remembered, as a Packer, and that’s how I want to be remembered,” Favre said.
Favre also confirmed that him and Packers president, Mark Murphy, had communicated last season about Favre returning to Lambeau. However, plans didn’t pan out due to Favre’s high school football coaching responsibilities. Whether or not any of this is true is left to be seen. Eventually Favre will have to return to Lambeau.