Top 50 Green Bay Packers

This was really hard.

The Green Bay Packers have been around for nearly one hundred years and have won 13 Championships.  The city of Green Bay has the lowest population by far of any major North American franchise, but it has one of the most storied histories of any sporting organization.

With this type of pedigree, how do you narrow down only 50 of the greatest from this franchise?

Very carefully!

Admittedly, we could have easily come up with another 50, and we may very well do that in the future, as the next 50 if put together could probably win a Super Bowl.

This list is up to the end of the 2020 regular season.

Note: Football lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.
Credited with inventing the “Lambeau Leap” (which alone qualifies him for any all-time great Green Bay Packers list) Leroy Butler was a career Green Bay Packer who was the first Defensive Back to join the 20/20 (Quarterbacks and Interceptions) club.  Butler would earn a Super Bowl Ring and along with his four First Team All Pro nods, he was also…
From 2001 to 2004, Ahman Green had more Yards from Scrimmage than any other player in the NFL.  Green was a certifiable workhouse for the Green Bay Packers and he would reach the end zone 68 times and he would rush for over 1,000 Yards six times in the frozen tundra.  As of this writing, Green is the franchise’s leading…
Another member on this list who has won five championships with the Packers, Linebacker, Dave Robinson was a senior nominee who would get into the Hall of Fame in 2013.  Robinson would play predominantly at Left Linebacker and like so many Packers he poured it on the bigger the game was.  Robinson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, and in…
Considered to be one of the first truly great Guards of the game, Mike Michalske would earn the honor of being the first Offensive Guard to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Michalske would make an immediate impact for the Packers after his three year stint with the football version of the New York Yankees and he would win…
In 1941, Clarke Hinkle retired as the NFL’s all time leading rusher, and though that number been surpassed by many, the near 4,000 Yards he ran for was a very astonishing feat for the 1930’s.  Hinkle, who would make the Pro Football Hall of Fame and 75th Anniversary Team was also four time First Team All Pro and would lead…
From the legendary Matthews family, Clay Matthews III has become a perfect fit for Lambeau Field.  Matthews has been a star Linebacker since the moment he began, earning a Pro Bowl selection in his rookie year and making five more since.  Matthews has excelled at pass rushing and whenever you watch a game that features Green Bay it is likely…
The career of Sterling Sharpe was not long, lasting only seven years as he was forced out of the game due to a severe neck injury.  However in those seven campaigns, Sharpe would lead the league in Receptions three times and tallied over 8,000 Yards.  Sharpe, who was also a three time First Team All Pro, would accomplish the rare…
Bobby Dillon’s career spanned only eight years, but they were all spent with the Green Bay Packers.  The 94 games he put on the cleats with Green Bay were more than enough for him to set (and still hold) the franchise record for interceptions.  Dillon would also be named a First Team All-Pro in four of the eight seasons he…
Another player on this list with five championships with Green Bay, Boyd Dowler was the 1959 NFL Rookie of the Year.  Dowler was a consistent receiver and caught 40 touchdown passes as a Green Bay Packer, and was a member of the 1960s All-Decade Team. 
Lavvie Dilweg was a star at Marquette and he would keep his athletic talents in-state as he signed with the Milwaukee Badgers in 1926, but that was short-lived as the team folded that year.  He would travel north and join the Green Bay Packers in 1927, a team he played for until 1934.  Dilweg was considered to be one of…
As of this writing, David Bakhtiari is still with the Green Bay Packers and the former Colorado Buffalo has proven himself to be one of the best Tackles in the NFL.
Donald Driver was a Green Bay Packer for his entire career and as of this writing holds the distinction of having the most Receiving Yards in Packers history.  Driver is a three-time Pro Bowl selection with over 10,000 Yards and a member of the Super Bowl XLV championship.  
Cal Hubbard fell in love with the small city of Green Bay when he played a road game there with the New York Giants and the story was that he demanded to be traded there and threatened retirement if it didn’t happen.  It did happen, and Hubbard was a major reason that Green Bay won the NFL Championship in 1929,…
From Rice University, Billy Howton made an immediate impact as a rookie for Green Bay.  He would be named to the Pro Bowl while leading the National Football League in Receiving Yards (1,231), which is still a team record for a rookie.  Howton would stay a top Wide Receiver in the NFL and he would receive Pro Bowl honors in…
A member of the Green Bay Packers for all 11 of his NFL seasons, Bill Forester had a strong first half where he bounced between Middle Guard and Left Linebacker but in his second half, he would become a star of the game.  Playing at Right Linebacker, Forester was named to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons (1959 to…
Starting 160 of his 165 games at Left Tackle, Chad Clifton was one of the more underappreciated Offensive Lineman for a decade.  Protecting Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, Clifton was a two time Pro Bowl selection and would help the Packers win Super Bowl XLV.
Max McGee is best known for being one of the stars of Super Bowl I catching seven passes for 138 Yards and 2 Touchdowns...an outstanding feat considering he was allegedly hungover at the time!
Another member of the Packers Super Bowl winning I and II Championship teams, Gale Gillingham was one of the young stars for Vince Lombardi’s team.  After the Super Bowl wins, the team did go into decline, but Gillingham’s play actually improved and he was named to five Pro Bowls and two First Team All-Pros.
Johnny “Blood” McNally had two productive runs with the Green Bay Packers (he played for five teams in total) and would help them win four NFL Championships.  Playing Halfback, the versatile McNally would be a member of the NFL 1930’s All-Decade Team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the first class of 1963