You just can't compare the magnitude. No. 4, it may be a small number, but it brings big memories. All of my life, I have been a Green Bay Packer fan, and for as long as I can remember, Brett Favre has been the quarterback.
I vividly remember Sterling Sharpe making spectacular catches, and I remember him getting injured. I even remember the kicker Chris Jacke. But, I do not remember for the life of me Don Majkowski taking snaps for the Packers.
So, this shows that, technically, my whole life, Brett Favre has been the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. The first thing I woke up to this morning was a friend calling me, waking me up from a great dream, and then replacing everything with the reality that Favre had actually retired. Favre not being the quarterback for Green Bay anymore is like when i left my hometown for college. I lived there my whole life, now it's off to something new.
Change isn't always bad, change is inevitable, and it must happen. Therefore, of course everyone knew at some point Favre had to retire. But as a Packer fan, I just had it in the back of my head that maybe he is just immortal. Every single memory I have with the Green Bay Packers, good or bad, involves Favre. Literally, not one memory I have with this team is without Favre. One memory I wish I could have had was seeing Favre play in person.
Hopefully we can find new memories with Aaron Rodgers, he has been ready to take over this spot for a long time now, and I honestly believe that he could do a wonderful job. I can still see the Packers being contenders next season, so I remain optimistic.
The hardest part though,is that my whole life I've seen the best, and nobody can do better. This means that no matter what, I will never get to watch a quarterback like this for the Packers ever again. I'll miss you No. 4 Brett Favre, and God Bless.