Main Street USA will always be associated with the iconic Green Bay Packers franchise. The fans have every right to own stock in the team, which is not publicly traded, do not pay dividends, and do not carry voting rights, but they just make the owner have that feeling of being part of the franchise even without any financial benefits. The players have worked hard as a team to give this team a name which is making everyone want to associate with it. The winning images of the team since its inception was made possible by the great players who played in it. The likes of gunslinger Brett Favre, who improvised behind the line of scrimmage, Bart Starr diving across the ice, and Vince Lombardi is stalking the sidelines. The Green Bay Packers franchise players will always remain part of the NFL storybook as they are just some of the greatest in history.
Here are the top 10 best Green Bay Packers of All Time:
10. Reggie White, DE-DT
Between the years 1993 and 1998, Reggie White was with the Green Bay Packers for 6 years. During this period, he was named All-Pro for all the six seasons, and at the same time, named the Pro Bowl squad every season. In 1998, he was named the NFL’s Defensive player of the year. As a packer, he had 68.5 sacks, which is the second most in team history.
9. Paul Hornung, HB
He joined the Packers in 1957 and stayed there for 9 years. He left in 1966. While at the Packers, he scored 176 points, in 12 games in 1960. In 1961, he was named the NFL MVP, name the Pro Bowl two times, All-Pro, two times. He scored 760 points and had 62 careers. In total, he gained 1,480 yards on pass receptions and 3,711 yards rushing. Paul Hornung was a great blocker and was a very dangerous passer.
8. Herb Adderley, DB
Herb Adderley was with the Green Bay for 9 years, from 1961 to 1969. He had 39 career interceptions, which included seven touchdowns. He was named All-Pro, seven times, played on five NFL championship teams, and Pro Bowls five times. At 3, 080, he has the third-most yardage in Green Bay history. He appears in both Pro Football Hall of Fame and Packer Hall of Fame.
7. Aaron Rodgers, QB
From 2005 to 2014, Aaron Rodgers was with the Green Bay team. During those 10 years, he played as a quarterback. He threw 226 TD passes with 57 interceptions for 28, 578 yards. He has a 106.0 QB rating during his regular season. He has a QB rating of 101.1.
6. Jim Taylor, FB
For 9 years, he played as a forward back for the Green Bay team. He was the second best all-time to rushfor 8,207 yards. In his career, he scored 91 touchdowns, which included 19 in 1962. He was with the team between 1958 and 1966. In 1962, he was named the MVP in the NFL. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times, All-Pro six times, and he played on four NFL championship teams. He had five seasons of 1000 yards and more, gained over 100 yards in a game 26 times.
5. Ray Nitschke, LB
In 1962, Ray Nitschke was named the MVP of the NFL. He was with the Green Bay between 1958 and 1972. For the 15 years, he was with the team, he played great games as a linebacker, which made him be inducted into both the Hall of Fame of the Packer and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
4. Forrest Gregg, T-G- DT
He played 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers from 1956 – 1970. Greg was named the Pro Bowl nine times and All-Pro nine times. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the Packers Hall of Fame. Between 1984 – 1987, he returned as the Coach of the Packers.
3. Don Hutson, K/LE
He was a wide receiver for the Packers for 10 years, between 1935 – 1945. It is during his period that the Packers won three NFL titles; 1936, 1939, and 1944. He won NFL MVPs in the years 1941 and 1942. He is a proud holder of 18 NFL records by the time he was retiring.
2. Brett Favre, QB
As a starting QB for the Packers, he had 160 wins. Brett Favre was with the Packers for 16 years, 1992 -2007. He had a great starting streak at QB, 253 games in total. He threw 442 TDs passes, breaking Dan Marino’s record of 420. He also did topple Marino’s yard throws; did 61,655 yards against Marino’s 61,361.
1. Bart Starr, QB
From 1956 – 1971, this great quarterback was with the Green Bay Packers. He quarterbacked the Packers to their first two Super Bowls which made him win MVP for each. From 1975 to 1983,he came back to the Green Bay Packers as a Coach.
The above are the giants from Green Bay Packers who made the NFL game entertaining and pushed the fan base of the franchise high.