During today’s press conference with the media, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson was asked what his thoughts were about the ongoing reconciliation between the team and former quarterback Brett Favre.

His comments were exceptionally optimistic.

I think it’s wonderful. Talking about this place and what it means … As others have said, this is going to happen. There will be a Brett-coming-back thing and him getting his due arms, as he should. The man played for a very long time here and was a marvelous, marvelous football player and a good person in the community, he and his wife. i think it means a lot for the Packers for Brett Favre to be remembered in a good light. I have no objections at all (to him returning)

Thompson was the only remaining figure who had not spoken about the ongoing efforts since the beginning of the year.

It started when Favre and Aaron Rodgers appeared on stage together at the NFL Honors ceremony in February to present an award together.

Aaron Rodgers has said it is time to let the healing process begin between the Packers fans and Favre.

Favre has taken public responsibility for the messy divorce between the team and himself during the Summer of 2008.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy has expressed a desire to welcome Favre back into the Packers family.

And Packers Team President Mark Murphy has said repeatedly that retiring Favre’s number 4 is a priority for the organization.

All parties involved in the Summer of 2008 have spoken. All parties seem to be in favor of welcoming Favre back into the Packers family.

The only thing remaining is a date of when that will actually take place.


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