So the long-awaited week of training camp has arrived, and come Saturday, current Packer greats like Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, and Charles Woodson will strap on the pads and take to Ray Nitschke Field to prepare for what many of us are hoping could be one of those special years.
But to fully appreciate the potential of this year’s Green Bay squad, and to properly contextualize where today’s stars are situated in the mosaic of Packers’ history, we must consider the best this franchise has had to offer.
Last week, the debate got off to a raucous and constructive dialogue over who should make the cut on a Packers’ top 10 greatest players list.
Surprisingly, no definitive conclusions were reached.
So I thought the next logical step was to broaden the conversation and to formulate an all-time Packers’ team—divided by unit—and let the discussion fester.
My best definition of the parameters: the best career resume with respect to era limitations, with an edge to talent and intangibles where necessary.
I’d try to get more specific, but then I’d just be creating a prism through which the selections could be critiqued.
This is basic, folks, simply the best players in franchise history—you’re building the team and you have every Packer in history at your disposal.
Who do you choose?
First up: the offense.