Next up we will look at the top 10 bobbleheads from the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. They began operation in 1919, playing against other semi-pro clubs from Wisconsin and around the midwest, before joining the NFL in 1921.
With 13 total championships, 9 pre- Super Bowl and 4 Super Bowl victories, including the first 2, Green Bay has more titles than any other team in the NFL. Counting playoff victories, the Packers have won more games than any other franchise as well.
Brett Favre – Quarterback 1991 – 2010
Brett Favre had a long career, mainly in Green Bay, where he held many NFL records when he finally retired in 2010. He is the only player to win the Associated Press NFL MVP Award 3 straight years, doing so from 1995 – 1997, and his 297 consecutive regular-season starts (321 when adding postseason starts) is the most of any NFL player.
At the time of his retirement, Favre was the NFL all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and wins by a quarterback, although all three have since been surpassed.
Aaron Rodgers – Quarterback 2005 – present
The man who eventually replaced Favre at quarterback, Rodgers took over and never looked back. Winning the NFL MVP Award twice himself, in 2011 and 2014, Rodgers statistics are as good as anyone’s. With the highest passer rating ever in a single season (122.5) and the highest in a career (currently sitting at 102.4), he has shown time and again his ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs.
An 8-time pro bowler, Aaron Rodgers was also MVP of Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 season. Still having many years left in his career, who know how many accolades he will have before he retires.
Clay Matthews – Outside Linebacker – 2009 – present
Joining the Packers after being drafted 26th overall in 2009, Clay Mathews helped lead the Packers defense which culminated in a Super Bowl victory in 2010.
Matthews was also named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, and had at least 6 sacks in each of his first 6 seasons with the Packers. Also being selected to 6 Pro Bowls, Clay Matthews made life difficult on opposing offenses.
Davante Adams – Wide Receiver 2014 – present
Drafted in the second round of 2014 by the Packers, Davante Adams has grown into one of Aaron Rodgers favorite receivers, and has been selected into the Pro Bowl each of the last 3 years.
In this past postseason, Adams caught 8 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round, followed up by 9 receptions for 138 yards in a loss to the 49ers in the NFC conference championship game, becoming the first Packer to have 2 – 100+ yard games in a single postseason.
Jordy Nelson – Wide Receiver 2008 – 2018
Another of Aaron Rodgers favorite receivers, Jordy Nelson helped the Packers win Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching 9 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Bart Starr – Quarterback 1956-1971
Long before the likes of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, Bart Starr was leading the Packers to 5 NFL championships, including the first two Super Bowls.
Starr was the Super Bowl MVP for both of those games, and led the league in passer rating 5 times, while also winning the NFL MVP Award in 1966.
Paul Hornung – Running Back 1957 – 1966
Although there is now denying the greatness of Bart Starr, having fellow Hall of Famer Paul Hornung running the ball no doubt helped. On the team for 4 NFL championships, including Super Bowl I, Hornung held several scoring records due to the combination of rushing and being the kicker.
In fact, Hornung is the only player to have successfully made a 50+ yard fair catch kick, which he accomplished on September 13, 1964. Hornung won the NFL MVP Award in 1961, and was named to the ’60s All-Decade Team.
Jerry Kramer – Offensive Lineman 1958 – 1968
Blocking for Bart Starr and Paul Hornung was fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer. Kramer was a part of those 5 NFL championships, including the first 2 Super Bowls, and was also named to the ’60s All-Decade team.
This was due to Kramer being a 5-time first team All Pro, and 2-time second team, while also being named to 3 Pro Bowls in the ’60s.
Charles Woodson – Cornerback 1998 – 2015
One of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history, Woodson is one of few players to be selected to the Pro Bowl in 3 different decades. Helping to win Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charles Woodson was named to 9 Pro Bowls, as well as 4 1st team All-Pro selections and 4 2nd team selections.
Aaron Jones – Running Back – 2017 – present
Aaron Jones battled with Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams for touches his rookie season, but after injuries to both of them he got his chance to show what he was capable of.
With injuries of his own derailing his 2018 season, he finally got to be the main back in 2019 and took advantage, finally going over 1,000 yards with 1,084 plus 474 yards receiving on 49 receptions. In addition he had 19 total touchdowns, 16 rushing and 3 receiving, and helped propel the Packers into the NFC Championship Game where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers.
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