"I've heard that was a concern of mine, and I'm here to tell you I'm not," Favre said Monday after he was asked in a radio interview with
"I'm not worried about that. I'm well aware that you can't please everyone. Not everyone's going to like you regardless, and you know what, so be it. But I think the 16 years that I had in Green Bay speaks for itself."
In 16 seasons, No. 4 led the Packers to the playoffs 11 times, made two
Since 2008, Favre's jersey-retirement ceremony in Green Bay has been on indefinite hold because the then-38-year-old decided, after announcing his retirement, he wasn't done with the game -- though the Favre era in Green Bay was certainly over.
The 11-time Pro Bowler was eventually traded to the
Favre completed more passes (6,300), threw for more yards (71,838) and had more touchdowns (508) during his career than anyone else in the history of the
He's a lock as a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible in 2016. At some point before that, the Packers plan on retiring his number, though they announced earlier this month they have no plans to do so in the coming season.