Top 5 Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks
With the NFL playoffs in full swing, the Green Bay Packers have a chance to repeat as champions. Aaron Rodgers may win the MVP for the year, and could win the MVP in the Super Bowl again. He is playing at an elite level right now and some people are already calling him one of the greatest quarterbacks for Green Bay. I give you this list to sift through, and let you pick one.
Don “Magic Man” Majkowski
Majkowski had one of the greatest seasons in Packers history, throwing for 27 touchdowns and 4,318 passing yards while leading the Packers to a 10-6 record. The young QB looked to have a bright future ahead of him, until the injuries began during the 1990 season. He tore his rotator cuff during the 10th game of the season and was never able to return to full form. Majkowski earns the No. 5 spot on this list because of his monster season in 1989 and for being the Packers’ fifth-ranked passer of all time.
Of course he’s only had the starting job just three years, but listen to some of his statistics. Rodgers is the only player in NFL history to have 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two starting seasons. In only his third year as the starter, Rodgers brought the Super Bowl to Green Bay in a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rodgers in his fourth season as the starter for the Pack and, if he keeps performing like he has been, he could be moving up on this list very quickly. Especially if he gets his second Super Bowl Ring. That equals Brett Favre already.
You have to reach back and get one of the guys that paved the way for modern quarterbacks, that is how Arnie made the list. In 1932, Herber was the top passer in the league, throwing for 639 yards and nine touchdowns, but that was only the beginning. It wasn’t until 1935 that Herber was paired with wide receiver Don Hutson. In 1936, the two went on to temporarily rewrite the NFL passing-receiving record book. The Packers finished 10-0-1 that season and defeated the Boston Redskins 21-6 in the NFL title game. Herber was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
I know you thought he would be the top quarterback, but he only has one ring. Favre is number 2 because of his accomplishments. While many younger Packer fans may argue that Favre should be No. 1 on this list, he comes in at No. 2 because he only owns one ring. The three-time MVP and 11-time Pro Bowler is the franchise leader in passing and touchdowns, and holds the NFL record for most consecutive games started. He led the Packers to a Super Bowl XXXI victory over the New England Patriots. He did some amazing things in a Packer uniform but, unfortunately, many Packer fans are bitter about the way his career ended in Green Bay. Favre was the face of the Green Bay Packers franchise for over a decade and is a future Hall of Famer. Some people still haven't forgiven the Packers for “getting rid of him”, some haven't forgiven him for going to the Vikings.
You knew if Favre wasn’t number one this guy was. Bart Starr doesn’t have the numbers that Brett Favre does, but that is because at the time the Packers were a run-first team. He was an extremely accurate passer and an incredible team leader. What separates Starr from the others is that he knew how to win. He is a five-time NFL Champion, and championships are what matter most in Titletown. He led the Packers to victories in Super Bowls I and II, receiving MVP honors in both games.
I thought he deserved mention because he did some great things while he had the position. Dickey holds Packers records for highest completion percentage in a game (90.48%), most passing yards in a game (418), and highest average gain in a season (9.21); Dickey retired from professional football after the 1985 season. the latter is an NFL single-season record for quarterbacks with more than 400+ passing attempts.