Packers won't retire Favre's jersey in '0903/15/09
Packers President Mark Murphy said at Saturday's Fan Fest that the Packers don't plan to retire quarterback Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey this season. "Obviously we will do it," he said. "We've made that commitment. He deserves to have his number retired. I just think both sides need some time. Quite honestly, from a practical standpoint, we've had to cancel one retirement ceremony already. I think it's smart to make sure he is retired rather than going through a situation like that again." The Packers planned to retire Favre's jersey last September, but the quarterback came out of retirement and was traded to the New York Jets. He announced his retirement from the Jets last month. Murphy didn't rule out extending an offer for a personal services contract to Favre. The Packers reportedly offered Favre a 10-year, $20 million deal last summer before the quarterback decided to come out of retirement.