Favre believes Kramer should be in the HOF

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MINNETONKA, Minn. (WMTV) -- When it comes to Jerry Kramer's Hall of Fame resume, Brett Favre doesn't need any convincing.

"Well, I believe he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Good grief, if he's in, it's long overdue. Either way, it's long overdue. People continue to fight for him and state his case. Obviously, I didn't play with Jerry. I've seen a ton of highlights, and it's always a good thing when your teammates and fans stick up for you, which at this point, is really all that can happen," Favre said. "I'm biased because he's a Packer. Jerry is a friend of mine and I think he deserves to be in. This is a tough year because you can't put T.O. in without putting in Randy Moss. You can't put Randy Moss in without T.O. You can't put Urlacher in without putting Ray Lewis and vice versa. You can't put Steve Hutchinson in without Boselli, so it's some tough choices."

Favre spoke about Kramer after his autograph signing at Fan HQ in Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka. According to mall security, more than 500 people came to see Favre and get autographs. It reportedly broke records for the mall.

This comes just hours ahead of the official announcement on whether Kramer will be one of the Hall of Fame inductees. The announcement will be made Saturday night, Feb. 3 on WMTV NBC15 in the NFL Honors show beginning at 8 p.m.

Kramer played for the Packers from 1958-1968 as an offensive lineman and helped the team win five championships. He was also named to the 1960's All-Decade team, but he's come up short multiple times when it comes to being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

He needs 80% of the vote to earn a gold jacket.