Favre returns to Titletown

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Favre, speaks to reporters ahead of the annual Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in De Pere, August 9, 2017. (WLUK/John Doran)

DE PERE (WLUK) -- Two decades ago, he led the Packers to back to back Super Bowls and one Lombardi Trophy.

Brett Favre was back in Titletown Wednesday to receive another award.

Favre was the main event at this year's Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in De Pere.

The three-time NFL MVP received the Distinguished Service Award, given to an athlete or coach, who excelled at both sport and involvement in the community.

"It's nice to come back in a setting like this, not too serious. Tell a few stories, have a few laughs," Favre said.

Favre reflected on his own Hall of Fame career in Green Bay which amassed just a single Super Bowl victory, the same amount of championships as his successor, Aaron Rodgers.

"As good as he is, I would've thought they would've won more than one by now, but I don't know if he can do anything else other than what he's done. It seems like one piece of the puzzle is missing and you don't know what it is until you get it, like a Reggie White. Like that's what we needed. It seems like from the outside looking in, that all the pieces seem to be in place," Favre said.

At the beginning of Training Camp, Rodgers said he'd like to play until he's 40, the same age Favre decided to hang up the cleats.

"Why stop at 40? He moves around as well as anyone in the game right now," Favre said. "There's no reason he can't play and play at a high level."

The Packers open preseason play at Lambeau Field Thursday night and Favre remembers his first preseason game back in 1991.

"I think it was in Fulton County stadium and we played Tampa Bay, I want to say, and I just remember getting the worst road rash on second base that you could get and I thought to myself, this is pretty cool. I knew I had a long career coming after that. No one else did, but I knew I did," Favre said.

A career that landed him in the NFL Hall of Fame.

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