Vote for the greatest Packer
QB Bart Starr
The original iconic Packers QB, Starr took over as full-time starter in the late 1950s when Vince Lombardi began his legendary coaching run with the team. Starr went on to lead the Packers to five championships over eight years in the ’60s and was named the MVP of the first two Super Bowls. His NFL legacy continues with the Bart Starr Award, given to a player of outstanding character each year.
DE Reggie White
He was called The Minister of Defense for his devout religious beliefs, but also because he preyed on quarterbacks during a brilliant Hall of Fame career. While he spent just six years in Green Bay, White won his only Super Bowl (and played in two) during his stay there and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1998. He left the game in 2000 with an astounding 198 career sacks, the all-time leader at the time. His No. 92 is retired in Green Bay, Philadelphia and Tennessee, where he played his college ball and also has a street named after him. He was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2006, two years after dying suddenly in his sleep.
MLB Ray Nitschke
Like Bart Starr, Nitschke was also part of the Lombardi glory years with five titles in the 1960s. He played 15 seasons, all in Green Bay, and is one of only five players to have his number retired by the team. Known as a fierce hitter, he also turned games around with key interceptions and fumble recoveries, most notably in the 1962 NFL Championship where his two recoveries helped him garner MVP honors. How revered is he in Green Bay today? Well, the team practices on a field bearing his name.
WR Don Hutson
When Hutson joined the Packers as a rookie in 1935, the NFL was truly a running league. He changed all that, starting with an 83-yard TD on his very first catch. He finished his career 11 years later with 99 touchdowns, an NFL record at the time that would stand for 44 years. To put it in perspective, Hutson was the first receiver with over 50 catches in a season or 1,000 yards receiving. While his numbers are dwarfed today by Jerry Rice, Hutson only played about half as long and with fewer games per season.
QB Brett Favre
Where do you begin with this guy? He started 297 straight games (321 when you include the playoffs), most of those with Green Bay from 1992-2007. He led the Packers to the Super Bowl twice, winning it in 1997. And he holds a host of NFL records (good and bad). Favre became an icon with his flair for the dramatic, earning the nickname "The Gunslinger" for his fearless (and sometimes reckless) play. Packer fans might not like the way he left the team, but it’s impossible to argue his impact on the franchise for a decade and a half.