There are a great deal of former Green Bay Packers players that are now NFL coaches. Doug Pederson, of course, is the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Former running back Edgar Bennett is a long-time wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator now with the Las Vegas Raiders. Al Harris is the defensive backs coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Indeed, one does not have to look far to find a former Packers player on a NFL coaching staff.
As it turns out, one more former Packers player is joining the ranks of NFL coaches. Per a news release by the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals terminated the contract of Chris Banjo, who played for the Packers from 2013-2016. According to The Arizona Republic, Banjo plans to join Sean Payton’s coaching staff with the Denver Broncos.
Chris Banjo Has a History with Sean Payton
The Green Bay Packers released Banjo in November of 2016. He was then signed by the New Orleans Saints who were, of course, coached by Payton at the time. Despite Payton’s tendency to be a more offensive minded coach, Banjo enjoyed his best statistical seasons during his two and half seasons with the Saints. In fact, all three of his career interceptions came during the 2017-2018 seasons.
The role that Banjo will have on Payton’s staff is assistant special teams coach. He was primarily a special teams player for the majority of his NFL career.
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Will the Green Bay Packers Make the 2023 NFL Playoffs?
According to sportsbooks, the Green Bay Packers are currently ninth overall (+3000) to win the 2024 Super Bowl. This is the highest among 2022 non-playoff teams, signaling they’ll be playoff-bound.
Who Do the Green Bay Packers Play in 2023?
Aside from their divisional opponents (Vikings, Lions, and Bears), whom they place twice, the Packers play the Saints, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Chargers, and Rams at home in 2023. They’ll travel on the road to face the Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Giants, and Steelers.
Who Owns the Green Bay Packers?
The team is owned by Green Bay Packers, Inc., a publicly owned and traded non-profit. There are currently over 360,000 stockholders. Mark Murphy currently holds the role of Packers president and CEO, with plans to retire in 2025.
How Many Super Bowls Have the Packers Won?
The Packers have won four Super Bowls. These victories include Super Bowl 1 and Super Bowl 2 after the 1966 and 1967 seasons. Their next title came in Super Bowl 31, following the 1996 season. Their most recent championship was Super Bowl 45, crowning them the winners of the 2010 season.