Former Green Bay GM Ron Wolf Says Brett Favre Is Greatest Packer
Many diehard Green Bay Packers fans, Brett Favre’s legacy as a team legend has been tarnished a bit by how he ended his NFL career. The man who engineered the trade to bring the quarterback to Green Bay, however, thinks Favre’s place remains at the top of franchise’s hallowed history.
Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, in a recent interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette, expressed his belief that there has been no one better to don the Packers uniform.
“To me, Brett Favre and I are like connected at the hips,” Wolf told the newspaper. “I feel strong loyalty to Brett Favre. When I got here, Don Hutson was the greatest player ever to play for the Green Bay Packers. I think everybody will tell you now, the greatest player ever to play for the Packers is Brett Favre. That’s his legacy.”
After the 1991 season, Wolf made the bold move to acquire Favre from the Atlanta Falcons for a first-round draft pick, setting up the Packers to have 16 successful seasons with the quarterback— including a Super Bowl XXXI title.
As far as the circumstances that led to Favre’s moving on from Green Bay and finishing his playing days with the New York Jets and rival Minnesota Vikings, the longtime G.M. didn’t factor that into his opinion.
“I’m not familiar with any schism because I’m not around here,” Wolf said. “He retired, and I watched all of that from Florida. And then suddenly he came back, and I always felt that was a situation that no matter what happened, the Packers would never be right.”