Brett Favre admits fault for divorce from Packers
- Packers traded longtime quarterback to Jets after Favre unretired prior to 2008 season
- Aaron Rodgers wants to see former teammate on good terms with Pack and have No. 4 retired
Retired quarterback Brett Favre is taking some of the blame for his ugly departure from the Green Bay Packers.
Favre told WGR 550-AM in Buffalo on Thursday that he was "at fault" in the breakup, though he says he feels like "both sides had a part in it."
Favre also says he has patched things up with Aaron Rodgers. After Rodgers arrived in Green Bay, Favre flirted every offseason with retirement but always came back. In 2008, Favre retired, changed his mind and asked for his job back but was traded to the New York Jets during training camp.
Favre retired from the Jets in 2009 before deciding on a return with the Minnesota Vikings. The three-time MVP retired from the NFL in 2010 after playing 20 seasons.
Rodgers would like to see Favre and the Packers organization back on good terms.
Rodgers said this week he has been texting with Favre since the two appeared at the NFL Honors show at the Super Bowl in February.
Rodgers said he doesn't see his role as a mediator between Favre and the Packers, but he would like to see the two sides patch things up and the organization retire Favre's No. 4.
"I know the team has desire for that to happen," Rodgers said.
According to Rodgers, his appearance at the NFL Honors show with Favre "was a way to show the team and our fans that I'm on board.
"I have zero insecurities about this. I'm very confident in what we've been able to accomplish. I'm very respectful of what him and his teammates were able to accomplish as well.
"So I think it would be great for the organization, for our fans, for the healing process to come together, especially before he goes into Canton, which is going to be coming up here in a couple years."
Contributing: Associated Press, Green Bay Press-Gazette's Mike Vandermause