Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ only regret about what is shaping up to be an electric powered Thanksgiving evening at Lambeau Subject is that he will have to skip the celebration.
The Packers will maintain a ceremony at halftime of their sport against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday to honor Brett Favre. The legendary quarterback will have his title and retired No. 4 additional to the north facade inside the stadium.
Only five other figures have been retired by the group. A single of people is the No. 15 worn by Eco-friendly Bay’s first legendary quarterback, Bart Starr, who is scheduled to be at the recreation as well after he experienced been in declining well being at his residence in Alabama.
“It is great for the Packers,” Rodgers mentioned Tuesday of getting the Packers’ a few most popular quarterbacks at the identical occasion. “We (the present gamers) won’t see the halftime festivities, but it will be a excellent working day for all Packer followers.”
Rodgers hopes to get a moment with Starr and Favre, possibly prior to the nationally televised match.
“Bart’s been these kinds of a excellent encouragement to me because I was drafted below (in 2005), and I really have appreciated all of our conversations above the a long time with him and his pretty wife (Cherry),” Rodgers explained. “It really is constantly fun being about him because he is this sort of a optimistic, encouraging man or woman. It will be excellent to see him.”
Rodgers also will not head seeing Favre soon after many years have handed considering that the latter’s bitter divorce from the staff in summertime 2008, which opened the door for Rodgers to lead the offense soon after three seasons as a initial-round backup.
“It does truly feel like a long time back,” Rodgers said. “I consider it truly is been a very good, suitable healing approach for every person. Kind of starting up with us on stage at the (NFL) Honors (display in February this year), acquiring to share some laughs collectively, and just likely from there. It truly is the proper factor to do, and it’ll be thrilling for him and Packer followers (Thursday) and great to see him likely into the Corridor of Fame next offseason.”
Favre is a semifinalist for the Professional Football Corridor of Fame in his very first 12 months of eligibility. A overall team of 25 semifinalists was introduced Tuesday by the Canton, Ohio, shrine. Fifteen finalists will be declared in January and voting will culminate on Feb. 6, the day before Super 50 is performed at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Hall of Fame inductions will be in August.