Brett Favre says breakup with Packers was his fault
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said he was at fault for how the team and Favre parted ways in 2007 in a recent interview with Joe Buscaglia of WGR-AM in Buffalo. Favre spent 17 of his 21 seasons with the Packers before being traded to the New York Jets in 2007 for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft. Favre finished his 21-year NFL career playing his last two seasons with the rival Minnesota Vikings.
“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, who appeared on Buffalo radio to promote Jim Kelly’s “Hunter’s Hope,” charity auction, said he was “at fault” and that both sides had a role in ending Favre’s 17-year tenure in Green Bay. Favre said he has spoken to Packers team president Mark Murphy “numerous times” and Favre is optimistic the team may one day retire his number. Favre said that “as time goes on, it heals a lot of things” and he would be honored to have his No. 4 jersey retired by the Packers.
“As time goes, it heals a lot of things,” Favre said. “So the things that transpired that led to us ‘breaking up’ if you will, to me, are over and done with. When will (the jersey retirement) happen? I don’t think either side is trying to push the issue. …I think both sides are genuine. I know they are. And that’s the way it has to come across because that’s the way it should be. We don’t want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other. And I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Favre appeared in 255 games for the Packers and started 253 of those games. Favre owns the all-time NFL record with 297 consecutive games started. Favre has thrown more touchdowns (508) and interceptions (336) than any other quarterback in the history of the NFL. 442 of those touchdown passes came as a member of the Green Bay Packers.