Mike Greenberg reflects on the career and legacy of Packers legend Bart Starr
The NFL world lost a legend on Sunday, when iconic Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr passed away. As NFL players around the world mourned, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg took the time to share a special memorial of Starr during his morning talk show.
In the brief segment, Greenberg discussed Starr’s many accolades, including being a five-time NFL Champion, being the only quarterback to have won three straight championships in NFL history, and holding the highest passer rating in the postseason.
Perhaps more importantly, Greenberg noted, was just how humble Starr was, and how well respected he was across the league.
Drawing comparisons to Starr, Greenberg noted that Tom Brady and Starr have a bit more in common than some might think. While Brady was infamously taken with the 199th pick in the NFL Draft, Starr was taken one pick later, at 200th overall.
This distinction makes Starr the latest quarterback draft pick to ever be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a record that will undoubtedly stand for some time.
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Starr played in 16 seasons, all of them with Green Bay, and tallied 24,718 passing yards, 152 touchdowns, and 138 interceptions.
Throughout his career, he led the Packers to five total championships (including the first two NFL Super Bowls) and an MVP trophy.
While those stats may not seem impressive, his clutch abilities for the early Packers teams were well-known, and he and head coach Vince Lombardi built the Packers into an NFL powerhouse, and made them one of the most iconic franchises in the league in the process.