The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are on good terms now, but don't expect the team to honor the former quarterback this season at Lambeau Field.
"I don't anticipate having him retire a number this season, in a game this year," Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said, according to ESPNWisconsin.com. "We have very good relations, and very good communication, but I don't anticipate that this year."
Murphy still hopes to retire the No. 4 jersey before Favre's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is expected to take place in 2016.
One of the potential hangups to a on-field ceremony at a game is the concern that Favre might be booed by Green Bay fans. Some Packers backers still harbor ill feelings toward Favre after he left the Packers and played for the New York Jets and the rival Minnesota Vikings at the end of his career.
"That is an issue. He doesn't want it and neither do we," Murphy said. "He wouldn't want to come back and get booed. You can't control 80,750 people. ... I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it's less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue."
Murphy told ESPN that Favre was invited to Lambeau Field in 2013, but a deep run in the Mississippi High School playoffs by the Oak Grove team for which Favre served as offensive coordinator complicated the schedule.
Current quarterback Aaron Rodgers, once Favre's understudy, last year encouraged the franchise to embrace Favre and retire his jersey number to begin soothing the fractured relationship.