Alright, Packers fans! Here is that individual attention you deserved by reading through this piece.
You knew if there was any piece written about the history of NFL quarterbacks that the Packers would be heavily involved. It is very true that no franchise comes close to the representation that the boys from Green Bay constitute.
To be clear, this article was not created and written just for Packers fans. We do consider ourselves fans of the all-around history of the NFL, but it is pretty damn convenient the post on this site, isn’t it?
With that said, Colts and 49ers fans should very much enjoy this ranking, too.
But for you Packers fans, here’s the order of all-time Packers quarterbacks and their all-time points. Yes, we know that not all statistics were amassed when these men were wearing green and gold… but most of them were! This is just to illustrate the all-time greatest quarterbacks that have ever played for this franchise:
Brett Favre: 192.5 Points (255 games w/ Green Bay)
Bart Starr: 190.5 Points (196 games w/ Green Bay)
Aaron Rodgers: 144.5 points (174 games w/ Green Bay)*
Arnie Herber: 114 Points (109 games w/ Green Bay)
John Hadl: 96.5 Points (22 games w/ Green Bay)
Cecil Isbell: 68.5 Points (54 games w/ Green Bay)
Babe Parilli: 55.5 Points (48 games w/ Green Bay)
Lynn Dickey: 22.5 Points (105 games w/ Green Bay)
Don Majkowski: 17.5 Points (68 games w/ Green Bay)
*Heading into the 2020 season.
These are the eight most prominent quarterbacks in NFL history that suited up for the Packers.
Hadl played the least amount of games for the Packers, but five Packers quarterbacks have played in over 100 games for the franchise.
It’s incredibly interesting, with how different their playing styles and careers were, that Favre and Starr ended up within two points of each other all-time in career points. Starr has the most in Packers history for any quarterback though, as a few of Favre’s points came away from Green Bay.
So Starr is still number one for this franchise, incredibly.
Starr amassed his points with championship rings, as well as some statistics and individual awards. Favre amassed his points with gaudy statistics and many individual awards, with one ring. They were like equal but opposite forces.
Only five quarterbacks in NFL history have totaled more points than these two men. Incredible.
Favre was the most fun quarterback in NFL history to watch, Starr may have been the most stoic and fearless. His ranking is probably higher than most would have thought, he really was an elite quarterback.
Time will tell how far Aaron Rodgers will climb; so far he’s accumulating points using all factors: stats, awards and wins. He has a couple more years to add to his resume, and point total. Another ring and AP MVP award would vault him up this all-time list. We’ll see.
Herber’s 114 points, almost all collected while he was with Green Bay, would shock almost all football fans. How could this franchise have four quarterbacks with that many points? Everyone knows about Starr, Favre and Rodgers… everyone should know about Herber, too. He was a force in the 1930s, the first true superstar passer the NFL had ever seen. He missed two seasons of statistical recognition, too, because the NFL didn’t record offensive stats in his first two dominant seasons.
All of Isbell’s points were amassed with the Packers as his career was short, but jam-packed with success. Even fewer people know about Isbell’s legacy with the Packers. He continued Herber’s success with standout pass catcher Don Hutson into the 1940s. Isbell will likely remain in the NFL’s all-time quarterback top 50 for another decade or two at least. It’s pretty cool to see.
Dickey was the quarterback of one of the most interesting team in franchise history, the 1983 Packers.
Thanks again for reading this piece, football fans!
Now the next time someone wants to argue that John Elway is better than Steve Young or Brett Favre or that Matt Stafford is an elite quarterback, direct them to this formula and ranking! Or if someone says that quarterbacks from the distant past are far behind the quarterbacks of today, you can prove them wrong.
Feelings be damned! You have the facts on your side.
If you enjoyed this piece, you’d probably like to check out our Ranking of All 32 NFL Franchises By Statistical Formula.
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Thanks again, readers.
May facts and nuance prevail.
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