The Sports Xchange
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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson is turning to a familiar face to address his team ahead of Super Bowl LII.
Pederson told reporters on Wednesday that former teammate and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will talk to his players on Saturday morning, one day before the Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.
"I know Brett's going to be here," Pederson said. "He's got some obligations he's going to do this week, and he and I still stay in touch. We're great friends. We were teammates for eight years in Green Bay, and I figured since he was going to be in town, I just asked him."
Pederson served as Favre's backup as the Packers posted a 35-21 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Favre and company weren't as fortunate in the following season's Super Bowl, as Green Bay dropped a 31-24 decision to the Denver Broncos.