Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question.
Asked if he ever imagined himself wearing a gold jacket in Canton, Favre quickly responded: “Absolutely not.”
He’s still not sure he belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which he will enter on Saturday night.
“Pretty amazing,” the record-setting quarterback said Friday. “Incredible. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the game. I hold these guys in the highest regard. I just find it hard to believe I am in with those guys.”
Those guys are the 295 members of the hall that Favre will join, along with Tony Dungy, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Kevin Greene, Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel and Ed DeBartolo Jr.
That Favre even remotely doubted he belonged after one of the greatest careers in NFL history — 20 seasons, tons of records, including a stunning 299 consecutive games, an NFL title in 1996 — is folly to most.