Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told a Buffalo, N.Y., radio station that he shares blame for the sour relationship that developed between him and the team.
Favre left the Packers on bad terms after the 2007 season. Favre went on to play for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings before retiring three years later. He created drama each offseason from 2007-09 by retiring and unretiring.
Favre spoke publicly about his less-than-amicable departure from the Packers for the first time.
"It's over and done with," Favre told WGR 550-AM on Thursday. "I was at fault. 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."
After announcing his retirement following the 2007 season, Favre returned to the Packers in the summer of 2008, but the team had already decided to move forward with Aaron Rodgers as quarterback. The situation caused a great amount of tension between Favre and the Packers. A rift between Favre and Rodgers had also developed.
Favre spent the season with the Jets and then played for the Vikings in 2009 and '10 before retiring for good.
Earlier this year, Favre and Rodgers presented together at the NFL Honor awards show and appeared to patch things up.
"Aaron has said some very nice things," Favre said. "He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn't for show. And so I think everything will be fine."
Packers president Mark Murphy said in March that it was time for Favre and the team to bury the hatchet and that the former quarterback would have his No. 4 jersey retired some time in the future.
"I don't know of any player who would not want that to happen," Favre said. "I'm honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, 'bad blood' or whatever; I just think that people started picking sides. And really I'm over that and have been over it."