Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers may have had their differences in recent years, but they also had a 16-year relationship that resulted in a Super Bowl victory and a lot of football history.
The two sides seem to have moved past the uglier part of their relationship and are ready to celebrate the many successful years they enjoyed. The Packers will induct Favre into their Hall of Fame and retire his No. 4 jersey next summer.
Favre announced the news on his website:
"I'm pleased to announce that I will be returning to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2015 for induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of my jersey.
It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL.
I'm truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers."
The Packers have a news conference scheduled for later Monday. Favre is scheduled to speak to reporters by phone as part of the event.
Favre -- the NFL's all-time passing leader in attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns -- was a three-time league MVP and nine-time Pro Bowler while with the Packers. But his relationship with the team soured when he changed his mind about retiring in 2008.
He was traded to the New York Jets that season and later ended up playing for the Packers' bitter rival Minnesota Vikings.