Report: Green Bay Packers won't retire Brett Favre's jersey in 2014

STAFF REPORTJuly 11, 2014 

ESPN is reporting that the Green Bay Packers won't retire former quarterback Brett Favre's jersey this season.

The former Hancock High and Southern Miss standout played with the Packers from 1992 to 2007, winning a Super Bowl title in 1996. He also won three MVP awards while in Green Bay.

Packers team president Mark Murphy told ESPN Wisconsin a negative crowd reaction remains a factor.

"That is an issue," Murphy said. "He doesn't want it, and neither do we. He wouldn't want to come back and get booed. You can't control 80,750 people. I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it's less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue."

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers also has called on the team to retire Favre's number.

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