John Kuhn retires as a member of the Green Bay Packers
John Kuhn spent the final two seasons of his playing career with the New Orleans Saints. In announcing his retirement after 12 years in the NFL, though, everyone’s favorite fullback made sure he would be remembered most for his time wearing green and gold.
“John was a terrific football player and tremendous teammate who contributed to many years of success for the Packers,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said. “He was a true professional whose work ethic and leadership set a great example both on the field and in the locker room. We want to thank John and his family for all they did for the Packers and in the community as well as wish them nothing but the best.”
The 36-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Saints in August 2016 after the Packers decided to go in a different direction at fullback. He played in 15 games for the Saints in 2016, with 18 rushes for 36 yards and four touchdowns, as well as 16 catches for 70 yards and one score. His 2017 season was cut short when he suffered a bicep injury in Week 4 and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. Kuhn didn’t play last season.
Undrafted out of Division II Shippensburg in 2005, “KUUUUUUUUHN,” as he’s affectionately known to Cheeseheads, was first signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers but rose to prominence with the Packers beginning in 2007. He would go on to play nine seasons in Green Bay, emerging as one of the most versatile and productive fullbacks in all of football.
Kuhn retires as a two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, winning one Super Bowl ring with the Steelers and one with the Packers.