Ron Wolf Reacts
Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf said he'd heard about Brett Favre's retirement from a neighbor in Florida.
"I was surprised when I heard it," Wolf said in a telephone interview. "But when I thought about it and heard what was said, it made perfect sense. Brett always played with a great deal of passion. If he didn't have it any more, it was the correct decision."
Wolf has split his time between homes in Florida and Annapolis since retiring from the NFL. He obtained Favre for the Packers in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons. Today he called that "without question" the greatest move he ever made as an executive.
"I thought he was the best player in the draft that year," Wolf said. "When you're in the game as long as I was, you're bound to get one right."
Wolf was asked where Favre ranks among quarterbacks all-time.
"In his era, he's in the top five certainly," Wolf said. "He's a cinch first-ballot Hall of Famer. He played in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and he's now recognized by the people up there as the greatest player to ever play for the Packers. That puts him in some rare, rare company."
By Mark Maske |
March 4, 2008; 6:32 PM ET
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