Brett Favre will be taking a little bit of Lambeau Field with him. The Packers are giving Favre his locker. They’re going to take it out of the locker room following their mandatory July minicamp and will then present it to the retired veteran.

It was reported in the Wisconsin State Journal on Thursday that Packers general manager Ted Thompson noted, “We talked to Brett and [his wife] Deanna several weeks ago, and we thought that anybody who played 16 years here as well as he did might want his own locker. The GM added, “I think it makes it a little easier, quite frankly, for the next guy to go into there.”

Some thought that the team might make a shrine of the locker by enclosing it in glass in the Green Bay locker room. However, Thompson said that idea was never considered. He decided to give the cherry wood locker to Favre as a gift in early March just after the future Hall of Fame quarterback announced his retirement.

Thompson noted that he was sitting and talking with the Packers head coach Mike McCarthy when he thought of the idea. McCarthy thought it was a winner.

It’s unknown at this time exactly what Favre will do with his locker. However, certainly the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, might be interested in it.

Paul mroczka
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