It's here. The time has finally come as the Green Bay Packers are setting a schedule to retire the jersey of longtime quarterback Brett Favre.
Early tomorrow afternoon, the Packers and the team's Hall of Fame will make a joint announcement with Brett Favre at 1:30 p.m. Central time. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will be present at the meeting along with Packers Hall of Fame president Perry Kidder and former team president Bob Harlan, who is on the Hall of Fame executive committee. Favre will be included in the announcement via telephone as it will take place inside Lambeau Field.
Per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the announcement (as most speculated) will be in regards to the jersey retirement of Favre's No. 4, as well as his induction in the team's Hall of Fame in 2015.
Monday's announcement: Brett Favre will be inducted into the #Packers HOF in 2015 and have his No. 4 retired, per sources. Story coming.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 4, 2014
The Packers' Hall of Fame is currently closed due to construction and holds its induction ceremony every year in the month of July. It is currently scheduled to re-open sometime next April.
It's been almost six years to the day since Favre was traded away by the Packers, and with the constant discussion of his jersey retirement it in recent months, it's a big relief to finally know it is set to happen. Favre will be enshrined into the team's Hall of Fame with several legendary team players, and will have his number retired alongside Bart Starr, Don Hutson, Tony Canadeo, Ray Nitschke, and Reggie White.