The All-Time Super 7 of Green Bay Packers Players

When it comes to a team that has won more matches than any other NFL franchise, as well as having the most legendary coach of all time, it’s always going to be hard to come up with the seven most outstanding players in their history.

Almost as hard, in fact, as when you play online poker and are up against a master bluffer or need to talk up your own pretty weak hand. But we’ve dug deep and chosen seven names who haven’t just gone down in Green Packers legend but who have made a big mark on the game as a whole.

Don Hutson

Long before Brett Favre who, as you’ll see, features later on our list, Hutson was a multiple MVP award winner claiming the accolade in both 1941 and 1942. The Packers also won three NFL titles in his time with the team, 1936, 1939 and again in 1944.

By the time he retired from the game in 1946 he was the holder of no less than 18 NFL records including for touchdown receptions and points scored in a season. He’s also the reason why no Packers player has the uniform number 14. It was retired in his honor along with Hutson.

Bart Starr

To this day Bart Starr holds the quarterback record for NFL championships won with five in total. He was also playing in the position for the Packers’ first two wins in the Super Bowl – and not just playing, being named as MVP. He was also league MVP in 1966. For all of his awards, he’s possibly best remembered for his bold play with 13 seconds to go in the legendary Ice Bowl of 1967. With a career that saw him turning out for the Packers every season from 1956 to 1971 he also holds the honor of being one of the longest-serving players ever.

Paul Hornung

Even though Vincent Lombardi had a startling collection of players under him, Hornung is said to have been his number one favorite. He was top-scorer three years running in 1959, ’60 and ’61 notching up an incredible 176 points over just 12 games in the 1960 season. In the 1961 NFL championship playoff game against the New York Giants he single-handedly scored 19 points and was named NFL MVP for the season. So it’s no surprise that he has some truly astonishing career stats including 62 touchdowns, 66 field goals and 190 extra points. He also gained 3,711 yards rushing and 1,480 yards on pass receptions and that’s why he’s in both the Packer and the Pro Football Halls of Fame.

Le Roy Butler 

Butler was the Packers' starting cornerback throughout the 1990s and played as leader of the defense alongside Reggie White. As well as being one of the elite 20-20 club, with 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks as a career average he’s also famous for being the inventor of the Lambeau Leap to celebrate touchdowns in the most dramatic of styles. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2022, he was instrumental in helping the Packers win their only Super Bowl of the decade when they beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in 1997.

Brett Favre

Equal with Bart Starr at 16 seasons played with the Packers, Brett Favre has an incredible number of stats to his name. he collected 160 wins as the starting quarterback and threw 442 touchdown passes with a total of 61,655 yards throwing. He also holds the club’s post-season record with 22 appearances with a 12-10 win/loss record. He was also named MVP for three consecutive years between 1995 and 1997 and was named All-Pro six times and was called to the Pro-Bowl nine times.

Reggie White

Even though he only turned out for the Packers over six seasons White more than made his mark. In every single one of those years he was named All-Pro as well as being in the Pro Bowl squad. In 1998 he added the NFL Defensive Player of the Year to his list of accolades.

With three sacks in the Super Bowl 1997 win over the new England Patriots this is a record that still stands and he’s another player whose jersey number – 92 – was retired when his career with the Packers came to an end.

Aaron Rodgers

Arguably the greatest Packer of all time, Aaron Rodgers stepped in to take control of the offense when Brett Favre departed for the Jets. His passing quickly became legendary in the league and helped him on his way to four MVP awards. He was also rewarded with a Super Bowl win in 2010 and is undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks of his era. – and he also has his own unique celebration with the Championship Belt.

Of course, there are many more players we could mention including Willie Wood, Henry Jordan and Herb Adderley. But they just didn’t quite make the cut for the best of the best for one of the greatest ever NFL teams in the league.

 

 

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Starrbrite's picture

May 18, 2024 at 03:38 am

I like your list Ed. I’m inclined to place Nitschke, Woodson, and Matthews in the conversation. Adderly certainly belongs in the mix, although I don’t believe Jordan or Wood, make the cut.
Jerry Kramer is second to Starr as my all-time favorite player, but I honestly believe Gillingham was one of the best guards to ever play in the NFL.
Go Packers!!!

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LLCHESTY's picture

May 18, 2024 at 02:50 pm

Butler over Adderly is certainly questionable. I'd also be inclined to put Gregg over Hornung but to each their own there.

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Starrbrite's picture

May 18, 2024 at 06:13 pm

Right —I also thought about Gregg and Hornung—especially in light of Hornung holding the scoring record for so many years
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Tundraboy's picture

May 19, 2024 at 11:44 pm

Adderly for me.

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Pack88's picture

May 21, 2024 at 10:39 am

What about Forrest Gregg?? No doubt one of the very best if not best RT ever!!

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BA4Pack's picture

May 18, 2024 at 10:05 am

Greatest free agent class in NFL history:
Hubbard, Michalski and Blood.
Greatest punter in NFL history:
Llewelyn.
Greatest coach in NFL history:
Lambeau.
One of these could be on that list.

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Oppy's picture

May 18, 2024 at 11:50 am

Dude, it's LeRoy, and he didn't play cornerback.
Yikes.
Insert that face-palm emoji here.

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DrMixerGED's picture

May 19, 2024 at 06:13 am

Plus Bart Starr holds the record for most championships to this day? Hmm, perhaps he doesn’t know who that guy Brady is.

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