The Green Bay Packers have been in a fortunate position over the last 30 years. They have had stability at the most important position in football, the quarterback. In the last 30 years, there have been seven Green Bay Packers quarterbacks who have started games.
The Seven Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks
Here are the seven Green Bay Packers quarterbacks: Scott Tolzien, Jordan Love, Seneca Wallace, Matt Flynn, Brett Hundley, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers. Let’s rank them!
#7: Seneca Wallace
Wallace was a veteran by the time he came to Green Bay. He only spent one season as a Packer and appeared in two games. His one start was cut short by a groin injury. Only completing 16 passes in your time as a Packer puts him no. 7 on the list. Someone had to be last and Wallace is it.
#6: Scott Tolzien
Wisconsin fans will know who Tolzien well. The former Badger took the reins of the offense in 2013 when Aaron Rodgers was injured and the aforementioned Wallace went down with a groin injury. He didn’t do much. He threw for five interceptions in two starts but there is one play that puts him ahead of Wallace. He rushed for a touchdown against the Vikings and it was awesome.
#5: Brett Hundley
Hundley was a fifth-round pick by the Packers and had to come in and start in 2017 when Rodgers broke his collarbone. He started nine games and went 3-6 in those games. He was mostly underwhelming for being a highly productive college player. Still, he showed more promise as a starter which caused him to bounce around the league for a while. He recently got a new quarterback gig as he will suit up for the Vegas Vipers in the XFL.
#4: Jordan Love
It may seem odd to have Love so high on this list considering his limited starts. However, what Love has shown has more upside than the others on this list. If the Packers can chain Favre to Rodgers to Love it will be one of the greatest organizational successes of the last 30 years. He looks ready to start. I expect him to be a starter in the league next year whether that is on the Packers or on another team.
Jan. 1st, 2012.
Matt Flynn throws for 480 yards & 6 TD’s, with the final one to Jermichael Finley with 1:41 left to lead the #Packers to a 45-41 victory over the Lions. #GoPackGo https://t.co/H3cTbQEOO8
— GBP Daily – Rob Westerman lll (@GBPdaily) January 1, 2020
#3: Matt Flynn
The legend of Matt Flynn runs deep in Green Bay. His first start against the Patriots almost ended in an upset but it is his week 17 performance against the Lions that will remain in Packers lore forever. He threw six touchdown passes in a week 17 game where Rodgers and many other starters were resting. This resulted in him getting a huge payday from the Seattle Seahawks before he was beaten out by Russell Wilson for the starting job. It will be hard to break his six-touchdown record meaning we are going to be talking about Flynn for a long time.
#2: Brett Favre
I am only going to speak about Brett Favre on the field. His recent actions may relegate him to the bottom of a Green Bay Packers quarterbacks list but what Favre did on the field was amazing. He won a Super Bowl with the team and was an iron man in the league. He could conjure up plays out of nowhere and inspired the team in comebacks. I have him as the second-best quarterback for the Packers in the past 30 years.
#1: Aaron Rodgers
Are you really surprised by this? Whatever you think about his antics, Rodgers is the most talented of the Green Bay Packers quarterbacks of the past 30 years. I’ll admit that sometimes I go back and watch compilations of Rodgers’ highlights and every single one of them still amazes me. While many will knock him for only one Super Bowl, I don’t think that is as big of a deal as the media makes it. It is hard to win. Football is the ultimate team sport. Rodgers will go down as not only a Packers’ great but one of the greats of the game.
It is amazing that this is the complete list of Green Bay Packers quarterbacks. While some teams have a laundry list, the Packers’ quarterbacks can be counted on two hands. Hopefully, the next 30 years will see similar success in the position.
Make it 40 years and Lynn Dickey is #3, Majkowski #4