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Brett Favre Discusses his Return to the Packers on Chicago Radio

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre made an appearance on Chicago Radio Monday to discuss his new project and his eventual return to the Packers.

Peter Brouillet-US PRESSWIRE

Describing himself these days as a Kenny Rodgers lookalike, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre appeared on Chicago's ESPN 1000 to discuss his new business venture SQOR and his eventual return to the Packers.

Responding to a question about the place of social media in his life, Favre stated little interest (a strange answer given that SQOR itself is a social media platform). Favre explained that, like many men of a similar age, he has trouble keeping up with the technological advances and prefers to leave that to his kids and grandkids.

On that front, Favre says he's enjoying the pleasures that come with being a family man, including attending his daughter's games. "I'm not bored, at least not yet." Favre also says he spends his free time biking and swimming. He also says that despite no longer needing to work out, he greatly enjoys lifting weights and working out. "I'm probably in the best shape of my life. I do feel a lot better."

As expected, the conversation eventually turned to the Packers. Favre dispelled a lot of the rumors swirling around his eventual return.

"Facts are that the relationship [with the Packers] is a good relationship. I've had contact with Mark murphy on a regular basis about how we're going to do this.

"I was going to go to a game last year but it didn't work out [due to high school football coaching commitments].

"To me, it's a good relationship. I do believe time heals wounds in a lot of ways. I'm fine with coming back. It's going to be a great ceremony. We are going to do it, it's just a matter of when. From my end everything's good.

"I don't [worry about being booed]. I've heard it's a concern, and I'm here to tell you I'm not worried about that."

Favre's statements fly in direct opposition of recent reports that the future Hall of Fame quarterback was concerned about being booed upon his return to Lambeau Field. While this could be posturing on Favre's part, it's certainly possible that the spin is instead coming from the Packers' side. Expect to hear more about this topic later in the week.

As for his legacy, Favre said in no uncertain terms that he views himself as a Packer.

"I will be remembered as a Packer. The true Packer backers, and there's a ton of them out there, feel the same way."

If the wording of this comment sounds familiar, it's because Favre said almost the same thing in 2009 about fans understanding his move to Minnesota. It was a poor PR move then, but whether it has a different effect this time around remains to be seen.

In any event, there seems to be at least one more chapter to unravel in the Favre saga before he returns to Green Bay.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as a contributor at various publications. His work has previously appeared on Hook’em Headlines, Beats Per Minute, and Lombardi Ave.