The Green Bay Packers have a rich history filled with lots of winning, which has led to the team’s ability to create a lot of NFL legends. This is a Packers team that probably could have a list of ten individuals on it, and some players would still be getting left off. This list we have narrowed it down to the five biggest legends in team history.
5. Curly Lambeau
Curly Lambeau along with George Whitney founded the Packers in 1919. From 1919 to 1929, Lambeau was a player coach and dealt with the day-to-day operations of the team. Overall Lambeau was the Packers coach from 1919-1949 leading the team to 209 wins, 104 losses, and 21 ties. Lambeau was a six-time NFL championship winning the last title with the Packers in 1944. He was named to the NFL’s 1920’s all-decade team.
Lambeau was named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Packers home stadium was named Lambeau field after Curly.
4. Aaron Rodgers
Ranking the three quarterbacks on this list is tough, and all guys really could have the number two spot on this list. When Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Packers there were a lot of questions asked, but once he finally got on the field, it was clear that it was the right draft pick. With the Packers Rodgers has led the team to one Super Bowl Championship and in that game he was named the MVP. in 2011 and 2014 he was also named the MVP of the league. During the 2011 season, Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards and 45 touchdowns.
If Rodgers can win another Super Bowl before he decides to retire from the league, he will take over the number two spot on this list.
3. Brett Favre
Brett Favre traded a first-round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for Brett Favre on February 11th, 1992 and the rest was history. Favre played with the Packers for 16 seasons, leading the team to one Super Bowl championship. He is also still the only player to win the Associated Press MVP three years in a row. During the 1995 season, Favre threw for 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. Even though Favre’s time with the Packers left some hard feelings, those scars seemed to have healed and he is one of the biggest legends in team history.
2. Bart Starr
The first real star quarterback for the Packers was Bart Starr who signed with the Packers in 1956 for only $6500. Starr split time with Babe Parilli until Vince Lombardi took over as the Packers head coach. It was clear quickly that the Packers had made the right move giving Starr the keys to the team. Starr was a five-time NFL Championship and two time Super Bowl championship as a player. His number 15 was also retired by the team. For one season, Starr was the quarterbacks coach and from 1975-83 he was the head coach of the squad.
In 1971 Starr along with his wife also started the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation which raised money for cancer research in the name of the late church.
1. Vince Lombardi
The Packers franchise changed forever when Vince Lombardi was brought in to be the team’s head coach in 1959. He was in charge of the team until 1967 and took over again for one more season in 1969. Lombardi was named the coach of the year two teams, and he led the Packers to two Super Bowl championships in the first two Super Bowls ever. Lombardi was also a five-time NFL Championship with the Packers.
When people think of the Packers history they think of Lombardi and Starr, two people who usually are throught of together. Lombardi is the biggest legend in Packers’ history.