The No. 4 will be synonymous with the Green Bay Packers forever. Now, it’s official.
The team honored legendary quarterback Brett Favre, retiring his number and emblazoning his name on the circle of honor at Lambeau Field. Despite a bitter split in 2007, Favre and the Packers have buried the metaphorical hatchet and, now, are ready to honor the Super Bowl-winning quarterback in style.
Check out his moment in the wings as his name was announced to the fans. Not a single one left their seats during halftime:
The entire stadium counted down for the big reveal of Favre’s name on the walls of Lambeau and the quarterback was visibly choked up when talking the crowd after:
Fave becomes just the fifth Green Bay player to see his number retired by the squad. He joins Tony Canadeo (3), Don Hutson (14), Bart Starr (15), Ray Nitschke (66) and Reggie White (92) with the honor.
It’s also fairly poetic that Favre is honored against the Bears. With Green Bay he was 22-10 against Chicago with 664 completions, 1,076 attempts, 7,660 yards, 53 touchdown passes and 38 interceptions. He also threw 25 touchdown passes at Soldier Field, more than any other stadium other than Lambeau.
Favre finished finished his Packers career with 442 passing touchdowns, 61,655 passing yards, 5,377 completions and 8,758 attempts – all NFL records at the time.