It’s the off season-what better time for a Top 10 list.
The NFL Network aired their Top 10 Green Bay Packers of all time this afternoon. The list, which left off some big names in my opinion, went as follows:
10: Jim Taylor
9: Jerry Kramer
8: James Lofton
6: Paul Hornung
5: Ray Nitschke
4: Reggie White
3: Bart Starr
2: Brett Favre
1: Don Hutson
The list sparked discussion on Twitter as to whether they got the list correct. In particular, the placement of Favre ahead of Starr, and the omission of Aaron Rodgers from the list (the program was made just after Super Bowl XLV). My personal feeling is any list which has Jim Taylor as number 10 is bound to have discussion as to whether it is correct or not. I also believe that Starr should rank ahead of Favre. However, if Favre had not retired/unretired and went on to play for the Vikings, he would have undoubtedly been number one on this list.
As for Rodgers, it is not fair to place him on any All Time Top 10 list at this stage in his career, as he has much history still to write. I’m not saying he should not have had consideration for this list. What I am suggesting is to give him a few years to see how high he can place on this list.
Did they get the list right? What changes would you have made?
Filed Under: John Rehor