With the whole Brett Favre situation still unsettled, Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said Thursday that the decision to retire Favre's jersey on their season opener against the Minnesota Vikings may have to be postponed.
"We have not made a decision yet on whether to cancel it," Murphy told the Associated Press following the team's annual shareholders meeting at Lambeau Field. "But we're coming up to a point where we're going to have to make a decision pretty quickly."
There are several scenarios that stand in the way of Favre's jersey retirement. One possibility is that Favre may not even be available if he is playing for another team. And if, by chance, he comes back to play for the Packers, it would be an unusual move to retire a player's jersey before their playing days are over.
Even if none of those scenarios come to fruition, it would still be awkward to retire Favre's jersey when Favre's agent Bus Cook came out and said they might play a waiting game until week six of the NFL season when they would be forced to file paperwork with the league if Favre wanted to play that season.
Murphy went on to say that the Packers still plan to retire Favre's number sometime in the future even if it wasn't this season.