Brett Favre: ‘Only fitting’ to be honored vs. Bears

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Brett Favre will be honored of the Packers’ Thanksgiving game against the Bears, the team confirmed Monday.

Favre’s number will officially be retired at a July 18 banquet, but his name and number will be installed on Lambeau Field’s north façade during halftime Nov. 26.

“It will be an incredible honor to be in Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night with Packers fans and have my name and number placed among the greatest players in Packers history,” Favre said in a release. “With the great history and tradition of the Packers-Bears rivalry, and remembering the great matchups we had during my career, it seems only fitting to have Chicago as the opponent.”

Favre, who faced the Bears 32 times in his career, will be the sixth Packers player to have his number retired. The team sited the NFL’s oldest rivalry as the perfect time to honor the quarterback.

The Packers will also honor former GM Ron Wolf on Nov. 15. He’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

“The Packers are fortunate to have had many great players and general managers in our storied history,” Packers/President CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “You would be hard pressed, though, to name any that have had a bigger impact on the organization than Brett Favre and Ron Wolf. It is fitting that they will be honored in the same season, since they teamed together to return winning football to the Packers in the ’90s.

“We’re looking forward to two very memorable ceremonies to honor these men for their accomplishments.”


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