Brett Favre isn’t too popular in Wisconsin these days, but it looks like he’s finally trying to fix that.
Today, Brett Favre took responsibility for the drama he created after “retiring” from the Green Bay Packers in 2007, only to rescind on that decision a few months later. Favre attempted to rejoin Green Bay, only to be denied because the team had already elevated Aaron Rodgers to the starting role.
Favre would instead join the New York Jets, and then the Minnesota Vikings for the last three seasons of his career. Favre crushed Packers fans when he joined the Vikings: Green Bay’s most bitter rival.
"It's over and done with. I was at fault," Favre said. "I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or them have done things differently? I'm sure both sides would. But you can't."
This public apology is merely the latest in Favre’s attempt to regain faith with Green Bay fans. Favre already appeared live with Aaron Rodgers this February, and he claims the two have made amends.
It’s nice for Favre to apologize, but it’s probably too little, too late. For nearly two decades, Brett Favre was God in Wisconsin. His emotional retirement rocked the community, and his attempted return placed the entire organization in limbo.
If Brett Favre wants to be welcomed back in Wisconsin, his best bet is to stay quiet. Because of five years of Brett Favre drama, he is still known as an egocentric diva. It’s been nice not hearing or seeing him these past few years, and more time without Favre in the spotlight will stand to increase his reputation. As years go by, Green Bay fans will come to forget Favre’s heart-breaking exit, and instead remember the many years of enjoyment he brought to them.