5. Aaron Kampman
Kampman ranks fifth all time in franchise sacks. Kampman wasn’t the most fundamentally sound player, but his play spoke for itself. He played for the Packers from 2002 – 2009 and was a the Packers best defensive play maker for a three year stretch over that time, as one of the more dominant defensive ends in the league. He recorded 458 tackles, 12 forced fumbles, and 54 sacks in his Packers career.
4. Lionel Aldridge
Playing nine seasons for the Packers (’63-’71), Aldridge only missed three starts in 126 games. Aldridge was a key piece on a Packers defense that won three NFL championships. When Aldridge played, sacks and stats weren’t recorded so his dominance isn’t numerically equated. Aldridge dominated his position for years when he played.
3. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
A fifth round pick for the Packers ended up becoming the all time sack leader for the franchise with 74.5 sacks until Clay Matthews recently took the title. He played for the Pack for ten years as primarily a pass rush specialist. KGB was an undersized defensive end, but made it work. Eventually, he earned his spot in the Packers Hall of Fame and will always be a great pass rusher in Packers history.
2. Willie Davis
The fact that Davis played in an era were sacks and tackles weren’t recorded really hurts him. In an interview with Packers.com, Davis says, “I played 10 years and I averaged in the “teens” in sacks each year. I even had 25 in one season.” Davis’ teammates confirm this and if facts are checked and validated he would blow Clay Matthew’s franchise record out of the water. Davis is also the franchise leader in fumble recoveries with 21.
1. Reggie White
The biggest free agent signing in team history quickly payed off. White is one of the best players of all time and quickly turned the Packers defense around and got them to Super Bowl XXXI. While with the Pack, he set the, then, all time franchise sack record. Additionally, his three Sacks in SBXXXI is a record still yet to be broken for a single Super Bowl. He earned six consecutive all pro and pro bowl honors. Overall, the hall of fame defensive end was a two time Defensive Player of the Year and played with the Pack for six amazing seasons. Not only is he the greatest defensive end in Packers history, he’s one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history.
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