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Rodgers says Packers should retire Favre's No. 4

It will be at least three years before Brett Favre joins the Pro Football Hall of Fame. By then, Aaron Rodgers says he'd like to see the Green Bay Packers retire Favre's No. 4.

Rodgers replaced Favre as the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008.

Now, Rodgers tells "The Jim Rome Show" that people who are upset about the way Favre left the Packers should "let the healing process begin."

Rodgers said Americans are people of "second, third, and fourth chances." He said he's excited about a chance to help retire Favre's number at Lambeau Field before he gets enshrined in Canton, Ohio.

Favre played for 16 years in Green Bay and led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in the 1996 season. Favre's controversial split from the Packers came after he retired in early 2008, and wanted to return for training camp that year. By then, the team had committed itself to having Rodgers play.

The Packers traded Favre to the New York Jets, where he spent a year before playing two years with Minnesota.

Former Badgers lineman offered contract

Former Wisconsin offensive lineman Jake Bscherer will get a chance to play in the NFL for Seattle. He's been offered a contract by the Seahawks after he took part in the Seattle and Minnesota rookie camps earlier this month.

The 6-7, 305-pound Bscherer is a native of Sturgeon Bay. He'll travel to the Pacific Northwest on Monday. If he passes a physical on Tuesday, he'll join the Seahawks in their organized team activities.

Bscherer helped Sturgeon Bay High School win a state title in 2004, and was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in '05. He later played 37 games for the Badgers.

Last fall, he wrapped up his college eligibility at Minnesota-Duluth.