Brett Favre Says ‘Bad Blood’ With Packers Was His Fault, Wants to Have No. 4 Jersey Retired

by NESN Staff

June 7, 2013

Brett FavreBrett Favre wasn’t always the most responsible decision-maker on the field, considering his 336 interceptions are the most all time. But he’s finally accepting responsibility for at least one errant decision.

Favre spent 16 seasons as the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, but when the two decided to split up things turned ugly. Favre finally took responsibility for the messy end on Friday, owning up to the mess during an interview with WGR radio in Buffalo.

“It’s over and done with. I was at fault,” Favre said. “I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”

Favre played one season with the New York Jets (2008), which brought on some ire from Packers fans, but the big insult came when he played two seasons with the division rival Minnesota Vikings. That created an even bigger rift between Favre and the organization.

After three years since that have included some reconciling and public support from current quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Favre is hoping the Packers will retire his legendary No. 4 jersey.

“I don’t know of any player who would not want that to happen,” Favre said. “I’m honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, ‘bad blood’ or whatever, I just think that people started picking sides. And really I’m over that and have been over it.”

No player has worn No. 4 for the Packers since Favre left after the 2007 season.

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