GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre have reached a compromise.
The Packers confirmed to ESPN that he won’t show up for camp Sunday. Packers’ management will now try and reach some sort of resolution to the on-going un-retirement saga, SI.com reports.
“I had planned on reporting for the start of Packers training camp Sunday, but [general manager] Ted Thompson asked if I would give him a couple of days to try to get the situation resolved,” Favre told SI.com Saturday night from his home west of Hattiesburg, Miss. “I agreed to do that. I don’t want to be a distraction to the Packers, and I hope in the next few days we can come to an agreement that would allow me to continue playing football.”
Favre also said: “I’ve also spoken with Commissioner [Roger] Goodell a couple of times this week, in hopes that he could be some sort of arbitrator in this. I hope he can be.”
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy isn’t quite sure how this will play out over the next few days. But he does know this much: Favre or no Favre, Aaron Rodgers is his starting quarterback.
In his season-opening news conference at Lambeau Field on Saturday, McCarthy strongly affirmed the team’s commitment to Rodgers and reiterated that players and coaches spent the offseason planning to move forward after Favre retired in March.
“Aaron Rodgers is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers,” McCarthy said. “That’s been stated over and over again. I hope we can finally understand that. That’s where we are as an organization and as a head coach of the Green Bay Packers. I don’t know how else to answer that question.”