Brett Favre flies to Green Bay, not expected to attend MNF game
Retired quarterback Brett Favre will be in Green Bay on Monday, but Packers president Mark Murphy said he is not expected to attend Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz reports.
On Monday morning, ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen reported Favre would be attending a luncheon for Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr that will benefit the Rawhide Boys Ranch and has no plans yet to attend tonight’s game.
Murphy later said he expects Favre to fly back to Mississippi after the event.
NBC TMJ4's Lance Allan reported earlier Monday that Favre "should appear" at the game. Allan did not report on what Favre would be doing at the game or if the Packers had any sort of tribute set aside for the future Hall of Famer.
The Packers announced in August that Favre would be the first Packers player to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and have his number retired at the same time.
“I am truly honored,” Favre said at the time. “It is time to come back.”
Favre, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, retired from the team in March 2008, only to file for reinstatement months later. Favre was then traded to the New York Jets. He spent his final two seasons of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings. He hasn’t been back to Lambeau Field since those two games in 2009 and 2010 as an opposing quarterback.
Favre was drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He attempted four passes in two games during the 1991 season, and was traded to Green Bay in February 1992.
Favre still owns NFL records for most passing yards in a career, most passing attempts and most interceptions. His career touchdowns mark was broken by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in October.
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