Posted on July 23, 2020
History of the Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks
The Green Bay Packers are one of the best American football teams in history. It was founded in 1919 by George Whitney and Curly Lambeau. Two years later, the team joined the American Professional Football Association (precursor to the National Football League).
In 1923, the team was publicly-owned and run by directors. Between 1929 and 1944, it won 6 NFL championships. In 1949, Curly resigned and the team didn’t win any championship for a decade. In 1959, Vince Lombardi was hired as the new coach and packers became one of the most successful teams in history.
Although the team lost the 1960 NFL championship, they won for seven straight years, including the infamous two super bowls. During his time, Vince named the packers stadium Lambeau Field. The same year, Vince left Packers for Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, he died two years later.
Between 1968 and 1992, the team only made two playoffs. After many years of working hard, the team could not regain the former glory. Even after Bart Starr became the head coach, the team didn’t win. This continued until Ron Wolf became the general manager. Then, the team hired Mike Holmgren as the coach. He led the packers for two bowl appearances, eleven playoff appearances, and one championship.
In 1997, the packers used the shareholders’ money to expand Lambeau Field. In 2005, Aaron Rodgers led the team for 8 playoff appearances and won the 2010 super bowl. Again in 2012, he expanded the Lambeau Field. This made it win the title as the 5th largest stadium in NFL history.
In 2018, Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks held a record of winning the most NFL championships.
Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks has won the most NFL games including 13 league champions and 4 super bowls. When you compare their rivals (Chicago Bears), they only have 9 championships and one super bowl. While the historical rivalry between the two teams is still on, the Packers are ahead of the game. Here is a breakdown of the championships.
1st championship 1929-1944
While Green Bay Packers had the lowest moments in the 1920s, they made a comeback in 1929. They won their first championship with a 12-0-1 record. This success was contributed by the hall of Famers Mike Michalske, Cal Hubbard, and McNally. The packers also successfully defended the title in 1930. Then, they won their third straight NFL championship in 1931 (12-2). In 1932, the Green Bay Packers almost got their 4th straight championship. But they finished 2nd after Chicago Bears.
In 1933, Curly Lambeau came up with another elite team that signed the most Hall of Famers including Arnie Herber, Don Hutson, and Clarke Hinkle. For the next decade, Green Bay Packers stayed at the top.
1945 to 1958 championship
After the 1944 season, the packers had a long decline – they finished 6-4 in 1945. And after the 12-game season was established in 1947, the Green Bay Packers won 6, lost 5, and had 1 tie. However, in 1948, the packers had the lowest losing season and the 2nd last in the history of NFL. After that, the packers kept struggling on and off the field.
In 1953, the packers won four games. This continued for 2 years only to fall back in 1956 to 4-8. But the unmitigated disaster came in 1957 when packers finished 1-10-1 (the worst in history).
1958-1967 Lombardi as the coach
Throughout the 1960s, the Green Bay Packer dominated most of the games. In 1959, the packers defeated Chicago Bears 9-6. In 1960, they won 8-4. In the 1961 championship, the team took an amazing route.
1968 to 1991- The Dark Age
Most of the key players retired including the coach. The team had a losing streak for 22 years.
1992 – 2005 – The Golden Era
After losing the first few games, the team won 6 games in a row. For 13 years, the team won most of the super bowl championship matches.
2006 to present
While Brett Favre would retire in 2006 season, he continued playing for the team for another one year. This gave the Green Bay Packers a remarkable resurgence. In 2008, Aaron Rodgers took over. The team has successfully defeated teams like Chicago bears, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay, Carolina Panthers, among others. The winning streak continues up to date.
The best Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks
This list contains Hall of Famers, Pro Bowlers, and champions of all time. These men are why they make Green Bay Packer Collectibles.
In 1932, Herber was recognized for throwing 639 yards and being the top passer of the league. In 1935, he was paired by Don Hutson. The two worked together and come up with a new record for NFL passing-receiving records. In 1936, Arnie made the packers win 10-0-1 after defeating Boston Redskins. He was inducted in the hall of fame in 1966.
Don became famous in 1987 after drafting the 10th round in the NFL draft. In 1989, he was recognized as the greatest player in NFL history. Don made the Green Bay Packer have the greatest seasons by having 4318 passing yards and 27 touchdowns. The young quarterback had a great future until he suffered injuries in the 1990 season. He tore his calf rotator and could not recover to full foam. Don is now known as the Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks 5th passer of all time.
Since he inherited his job in 2008, Rodgers goes down as the only player in NFL history to have 4000 passing yards. On his 3rd year as a starter, Rodgers brought the super bowl to Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks. Now in his fourth season, he keeps getting better.
The 11-time pro bowler holds the most records for passing and touchdowns. He led the Green Bay Packer victory over New England Patriots. Unfortunately, most fans were not impressed by how his career ended in Packers. He was the face of Packers franchise for more than a decade and will be the future Hall of Famer.
He’s known as the most accurate passer of all time. Bart is a 5-time NFL champion- what matters most in title town. Also, he led the Green Bay Packer Quarterbacks to victory in super bowls 1 and 2. This made him win the prestigious MVP award. Bart is now a Hall of Famer.
Other famous quarterbacks in Green Bay Packers include:
- John Hadi
- Randy wright
- Tobin Rote
- Lynn Dickey
- Babe Parilli