Top 35 Offensive Linemen in Packers History

No Shortage Of Legendary Offensive Linemen in Green Bay Over The Last 100 Years

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Top 15 Offensive Linemen in Green Bay Packers History

It is here that we dive into the best of the best offensive linemen in franchise history. To be on this page is to be a legend in Titletown, USA. People can argue about the placements of each player (and they probably will), but to even be included with this group is a fantastic honor.

15. Baby Ray, LG, 1938-1948:

NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
College Team: Vanderbilt

When Cecil Isbell took the NFL by storm as one of the league’s best passers it was Baby (Buford Garfield) Ray protecting his blindside. He was named to a Pro Bowl in his second season and went on to win two World Championships with the Packers — helping the town earn the name Titletown USA.

Nine times he played 10+ games in his 11 year career. Remember, NFL teams played only 11 games in a season for much of his career. Many newspapers honored Ray with an All-Pro selection, but never did he receive an official designation.

The Packers passed more than most teams in the NFL during Ray’s career and he was up to the task. Buford Garfield “Baby” Ray deserves more praise around Wisconsin for his efforts when Green Bay was becoming Titletown USA.

(Ray played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

14. Larry McCarren, C, 1973-1984:

College Team: Illinois

McCarren is known more so by many Packers fans today for his color radio calls alongside Wayne Larrivee and video breakdowns on than for his play. And while it’s undoubtedly nice to see his career in Green Bay be extended as a member of the media, it has arguably detracted from his on-the-field legacy.

Having a nickname like “Rock” is pretty badass and McCarren earned it. He is famous for starting 162 consecutive games for the Green Bay Packers, while playing in the trenches. Unfortunately for him, the Packers weren’t the best team for the duration of his tenure. But still, he’s one of the Packers’ top ‘Lean Years’ players. He snapped the ball for a plethora of quarterbacks, but Lynn Dickey was certainly the best.

It’s arguable that he got better as his career went on and was named to two Pro Bowl squads in his final three seasons. But it’s more likely his brilliance just wasn’t rewarded until the end of his career, because of the Packers’ lack of team success.

(McCarren played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

13. Buckets Goldenberg, RG, 1933-1945:

NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
College Team: Wisconsin

Charles “Buckets” Goldenberg played 13 consecutive seasons for the Green Bay Packers and never suited up for another team. That is an astonishing feat for the era in which he played. Early in his career he played “blocking back” and even got to run the ball on occasion. He scored a total of 10 touchdowns throughout his career, but settled into a more traditional offensive lineman role as his career unfolded.

He was a starter on offense for nearly all Don Hutson’s entire sensational career when the Packers featured the best offense in the league. This, obviously, includes the Packers’ tremendous 1936 season.

Born into the Russian Empire (Odessa, Ukraine in 1911), his family immigrated to Wisconsin at an early age. After growing up in Milwaukee and then playing college football for the Wisconsin Badgers, Buckets spent the rest of his life in Wisconsin.

(Goldenberg played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

12. Fuzzy Thurston, LG, 1959-1967:

College Team: Valparaiso

The first thing that has to be said is that Thurston was a star player overshadowed by his teammates. But make no mistake, he was one of the best. Perhaps he was unfairly overshadowed on this all-time list, too?

One of the pulling guards in the famed Lombardi Sweep, Thurston’s legacy is that of paving the way for Hall of Fame ball carriers Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung. He was named First Team All-Pro once and Second Team All-Pro four times.

Thurston actually won six World Championships, as he won one with Baltimore in 1958 as a rookie, too. But he was a lifelong Packer. He owned numerous restaurants and bars in the Green Bay region over the years and was known as one of the guys that stuck around.

The only championship season he wasn’t the starter for was 1967. Due to a knee injury he lost his job to the man ranked even higher on this all-time list (hint: he’s in the top 5). It was reported that Thurston was essentially that man’s personal coach and biggest fan.

What a great teammate; what a great Packer.

11. Bob Skoronski, LT, 1956, 1959-1968:

College Team: Indiana

He protected quarterback Bart Starr’s blindside and was named captain of Vince Lombardi’s championship offenses. What an honor. Once a Pro Bowler, five times a World Champion, he retired (like many of his teammates) with two Super Bowl rings.

Skoronski isn’t as individually decorated as a few of the linemen ranked behind him, but the intangibles is what puts him over the top right on the cusp of this franchise’s all-time top 10. That’s right, there have only been 10 offensive linemen more consequential in the history of the Green Bay Packers. If the greatest head coach in NFL history considers you captain material, then it’s obvious we have to look far beyond the numbers and the accolades.

He missed just one game in his final five seasons in the NFL and he’s one of the few linemen from that era that played exclusively for the Green Bay Packers. Most importantly, he kept Bart Starr healthy enough to secure the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Because without Starr, we might not even have created this website — that’s his lasting impact.

(Skoronski played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

10. Chad Clifton, LT, 2000-2011:

College Team: Tennessee

How many left tackles do you know that were trusted to protect the blindside of two Hall of Fame quarterbacks? Not only that, Clifton was named to a Pro Bowl while protecting both signal callers (Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers). That’s a pretty good legacy right there.

In fact, Clifton blocked for Peyton Manning at Tennessee, too, as they won a National Championship together. Coaches put the ultimate trust in Clifton, year after year. And every coach was proven right.

Clifton grew into a leader on the Packers and ultimately was the starting left tackle when Green Bay won Super Bowl XLV — his final year as a primary starter. Although it was in his third season when Clifton experienced one of the most defining moments of his career. A blindside hit from defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a nemesis of the Packers in the early 2000s, led to Clifton missing the rest of the season. The hit came on an interception when Clifton was far away from the action; the NFL would eventually make that type of hit illegal.

No one ever questioned Clifton’s toughness and the Packers are the only NFL franchise he ever suited up for. His legacy will live on in Packer lore because of who he profieciently protected. Nostalgia-driven perhaps, but it just felt like you never had to worry when Clifton was playing.

(Clifton played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

9. Charley Brock, C, 1939-1947:

NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
College Team: Nebraska

Brock was one of the last truly great two-way players in Packers history. He played center on offense and linebacker on defense. On occasion he played fullback and halfback. His playing weight was 207 pounds, which shows you how different the game of football was in those days. Brock is remembered as tough and fearless on both sides of the ball. He was a fantastic linebacker, but center is the position we’re celebrating today. He was one of the most crucial members of his Packers teams.

In 1945 he was named First Team All-Pro to go along with his three Pro Bowl nods. The two-time World Champion, who grew into a captain for the Packers, simply doesn’t get the credit he deserves as an all-time great. The funny part is, he might have been better at linebacker than center. And still, he earned his place on this list.

The Packers’ official team historian Cliff Christl reported that Lambeau considered Brock the best center in the NFL in his time, citing his unparalleled coordination. We don’t take that vote of confidence, from a six-time World Champion head coach, lightly.

(Brock played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

8. Russ Letlow, LG, 1936-1942, 1946:

NFL 1930s All-Decade Team
College Team: San Francisco

The first draft pick in the history of the Green Bay Packers was Russ Letlow in 1936 in the inaugural NFL Draft. He anchored the interior of the Packers’ offensive line for two World Championship teams, including the Packers’ fantastic 1936 squad. You can’t ask for a better first pick for a franchise in our opinion. He set the standard in what a first round pick should deliver.

In every season from 1937-1940 he received All-Pro votes from various outlets. Letlow was coveted because of his speed and he was tasked with replacing the legendary Mike Michaslke at guard. So not only was he the first ever drafted Packer, he was asked to live up to a legend (all while playing on defense, too). Letlow lived up to the hype and is still regarded as one of the best guards in team history.

The California kid was named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1972. Most fans wouldn’t even know his name (at no fault of their own) and it’s time that changes.

(Letlow played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

7. David Bakhtiari, LT, 2013-Present:

College Team: Colorado

We have all the confidence in the world that the Packers would have played in Super Bowl LV had left tackle David Bakhtiari not gotten hurt at the end of the 2020 season. Lets start there.

But from the first moment he got a chance to play it seemed clear that he was destined to be an all-timer. Twice named First Team All-Pro and three times named Second Team All-Pro, Bakhtiari has been named All-Pro in five consecutive seasons. That firmly puts him on a potential Pro Football Hall of Fame Trajectory. Will we see his name up on Lambeau Field’s inner facade? A very real possibility.

Bakhtiari certainly has a chance to rise up this all-time list in the coming years. He’s on track to be back for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season despite tearing his ACL late in the 2020 season. Incredible. There is no debate that he’s one of the most entertaining players on the Packers right now.

He is, by far, the highest ranked offensive lineman of the last 45 years on this all-time list. Of all the linemen that blocked for Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers over the Packers’ amazing sustained success of the last three decades, ‘Bakh’ is the best. And it’s not close. His size, speed and consistency cannot be overstated.

‘Bakh’ is simply a dominant NFL player at one of the most important positions on the field. Not much else needs to be said. Although another five elite seasons (which is no easy task at his age) and he could put himself in position to make the NFL 2020s All-Decade Team.

However his personality puts him over the top as an all-time Packer. We cannot wait to see what he does (and says) in the coming years. What an honor it would be if he surpasses the legendary left tackle ranked ahead of him here. And he has a chance. He’s the only active player on this all-time list — for now.

6. Cal Hubbard, LT, 1929-1935:

Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee; NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
College Team: Centenary; Geneva

Hubbard joined the Green Bay Packers in 1929, the same year that the player ranked No. 4 on this all-time list joined this list. They, along with back Johnny Blood, transformed the Packers from an upstart, small town team into a bonafide dynasty.

It has to be mentioned that Hubbard is one of two Packers offensive linemen to make the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. The other player is ranked No. 1 on this all-time list. That tells you everything you need to know about Hubbard’s talent and the respect he has from NFL historians.

After playing a game in Green Bay Hubbard asked to be traded from New York to Green Bay. Once he became a Packer, his career grew to new heights. It was Curly Lambeau who made the astute decision to move Hubbard back to his natural offensive tackle position. Hubbard was massive for his day, weighing over 250 pounds, with a disputed height. Some had him listed at 6’2″ while others had him standing 6’5″.

Either way, he was a mammoth and more athletic than most in the era could wrap their heads around. I just wish I could have been able to see him, with his size and speed, play.

He’s one of those Packers (and NFL) legends that doesn’t get the credit he’s due simply because of the era he played in. But make no mistake, his spot on this all-time list is more than deserved.

5. Jerry Kramer, RG, 1958-1968:

Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
College Team: Idaho

For nearly 50 years Kramer was known primarily for three things:

Being the guy that threw the ‘Ice Bowl’ block, the guy who wrote one of the most entertaining football books of all-time and then for being an erroneous snub for the Hall of Fame.

It took decades of waiting for Kramer to finally be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, but that didn’t make the celebration any less sweet. Wear your gold jacket proudly, Jerry! In fact, it probably made his induction all the more exciting. One thing we always admired in Kramer is that his lack of inclusion in The Hall never made him bitter.

But back to that block… Very few NFL linemen have ever made a block as famous as Kramer’s wedge block, paving the way for Bart Starr’s sneak to win the ‘Ice Bowl’ en route to a three-peat. Five times named First Team All-Pro, Kramer was more than just a lineman. He was a fantastic kicker, too, scoring 177 total points in his NFL career. In the Packers’ 1962 World Championship Game victory he scored 10 of the team’s 16 points.

He was a writer, a business man and, by many accounts, one of the closest people to the volatile head coach Vince Lombardi. The image of him and coach looking into each others’ eyes walking off the field after Super Bowl II is as iconic as images get in Packers history.

On the field he, along with Fuzzy Thurston, helped the Packers become one of the greatest offenses the NFL had ever seen. The Packers Power Sweep was where Kramer’s athletic ability could shine as he sought out would-be tacklers to block in the open field. They were the lead blockers for that patented attack that opposing defenses just couldn’t figure out.

If you want to read all about the Packers Sweep, read Dusty Evely’s fantastic piece about it at Cheesehead TV.

Kramer was the starting guard on the NFL’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team, an honor he’ll forever hold.

But it was his ability to simply and honestly capture the state of the NFL in the 1960s through his book Instant Replay which really make him a legend. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. You’ll love it. It is clear that he was always more than just a football player, honestly. As we stated, he was a writer, a business man, as well as a motivational speaker and an ideal example of what it means to be a career Packer.

“You can if you will” was a saying Kramer used often to motivate others.

Well, he could and he did.

(Kramer played his entire NFL career in Green Bay)

4. Mike Michalske, LG, 1929-1935, 1937:

Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
College Team: Penn State

“Iron Mike” Michalske started his career with five consecutive First Team All-Pro selections after starring at Penn State (three coming in Green Bay). In 1929 he was one of three future Hall of Fame inductees added to the Packers’ squad. He, along with those new teammates, helped lead the team to three consecutive World Championships from 1929-1931 — the first three-peat in NFL history.

Without a doubt Michalske was one of the best athletes of the Packers’ first four decades of existence. When he first came to Green Bay he was already regarded as the best guard in the NFL.

Other outlets credited with Michalske being named First Team All-Pro in 1934-35, too. Seven such honors, although debated by some, would tie him with the player ranked first on this list. However his accomplishments and impact on Packers history cannot be questioned.

Michalske was quoted as saying, “I just didn’t get hurt.” He was known for playing 60 minutes per game, both ways, but he particularly starred at guard. That is where the “Iron Mike” Moniker was born.

In 1964 he was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s second-ever class. He’ll forever be the very first guard elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That tells you everything you need to know about how historic of a talent he was. He was a pioneer. He convinced Lambeau, and the entire NFL, to value athletic ability over size at the guard position.

Toward the end of his time in Green Bay, Lambeau named Michalske an assistant coach, to go along with his playing duties. Yes, he was both a star player and responsible for coaching his teammates. What a legend. He clearly had a lot of poise and mental toughness to go along with that obvious skill.

3. Gale Gillingham, RG, 1966-1974, 1976:

College Team: Minnesota

Gillingham made a name for himself early in his career. In just his second season Fuzzy Thurston, ranked No. 12 on this all-time list, hurt his knee in training camp. The Packers looked to Gillingham to fill the void and did he ever. In fact, he was so dominant that the team never went back to the beloved (and highly decorated) Thurston. “Gilly” played left guard in those first few seasons, but switched to right guard where he’d win many individual honors.

The shine of Gillingham’s legacy has, arguably, been dimmed by the revisionist history of the Packers’ ‘Lean Years.’ When he was at his personal best, Green Bay was falling into its longest period of darkness. No one knew it at the time, of course, but the fact that he was a star in the 1970s means his accomplishments aren’t as celebrated many others from throughout franchise history. Especially with how dominant of a blocker he grew into.

Still, “Gilly” won two Super Bowls and was named First Team All-Pro twice — and it should have been more times than that. In fact, it was six times in total that he was named to an All-Pro team (which is one more than David Bakhtiari heading into the 2021 season for reference). He was the most effective blocker for young fullback John Brockington in the early 1970s, who took the league by relative storm.

In 1970 he was (appropriately) the inaugural winner of the Forrest Gregg Award — which was given to the best offensive lineman in the NFL. In 1971 he followed that up by winning the NFLPA/Coca-Cola Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Gillingham was injured in 1972 playing defensive tackle, which might be the worst coaching decision in Packers history by head coach Dan Devine. He’d bounce back from the injury by getting a Pro Bowl nod at right guard in 1973.

The Pro Football Researchers Association named him to the PFRA Hall of Very Good in 2016.

Gillingham has the distinction of being the last Lombardi Era player to still be playing for the Packers in 1976. He retired at a relatively early age of 32 as well and still put together this impressive of a career.

Packers Historian Cliff Christl has noted that Forrest Gregg (found later on this countdown) called Gillingham “the finest guard in the NFL” at a time when numerous Hall of Fame guards were playing. He also found that Bart Starr said, “He’ll go down as one of the great guards in history” about Gillingham. Even Lee Remmel, the penultimate Packers historian, said that some team insiders considered Gillingham “The finest guard ever to play the game.”


In that same previously-linked piece by Christl, Larry McCarren (Number 14 on this list) said Gillingham “Was quite simply, the best offensive lineman I’ve ever seen.” Many of Gillingham’s peers both on offense and defense on other teams felt this way, too. Could all of these people be wrong about Gillingham? We don’t think so.

The Madison, Wisconsin born player, selected in the first round in 1966 first round, lived up to the hype. In truth, he blew past it. The six-time team captain should be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We obviously believe that, as he’s ranked ahead of numerous Hall of Famers on this all-time list. Put “Gilly” in The Hall already, dammit.

(Gillingham played his entire career in Green Bay)

2. Jim Ringo, C, 1953-1963:

Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
College Team: Syracuse

Ringo was the best player at his position for much of his career. Even on subpar Packers teams in the 1950s he stood out as an immensely talented player.

He spent four successful seasons in Philadelphia after his time in Green Bay, but his legacy is firmly planted in Titletown USA. It’s actually astonishing, given his resume, that he’s not the best offensive lineman in team history. His six First Team All-Pro selections are the third most in Packers history, trailing only Don Hutson and the man ranked No. 1 on this all-time franchise countdown.

Ringo played six seasons in Green Bay before Vince Lombardi got to Green Bay; some people don’t realize he was already a First Team All-Pro talent before Lombardi arrived. Although he did earn that honor in five consecutive seasons when Lombardi was the head coach, an amazing feat.

The one physical skill that set Ringo apart from his peers was his speed and quickness. Now those aren’t the first attributes you’d usually look for in a center, but Ringo utilized them with great success. It allowed him to be a premier blocker in space for the Packers Sweep, which is something not many centers had had success with until he came around.

Pro Football Reference even lists Ringo on their 2nd Team All-1950s Team. And this is the man universally regarded as the NFL’s best center of the 1960s. To be that good for that many years is what separates the talented players from the all-time greats. Ringo is definitively in that all-time great category.

It’s probably a fact that the Packers don’t become the dynasty they became without Ringo’s steady hands and perennial leadership. He was there through the bad times and helped usher in the great times; there is just something special about him seeing both of the extreme sides of professional sport outcomes.

The best thing you can say about Jim Ringo is that his all-time peers are: Jim Otto, Mike Webster, Bulldog Turner, Mel Hein, Dwight Setphenson and Chuck Bednarik. Now that’s impressive company to keep.

And yet, he’s still not number one on this countdown.

1. Forrest Gregg, RT, 1956, 1958-1970:

Pro Football Hall of Fame; NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
College Team: SMU

Imagine being the very best player at a position group in the history of the Green Bay Packers. That is how fantastic of a player Forrest Gregg was. He isn’t just the best offensive tackle, he’s the best offensive lineman. In our Top 100 Packers of All-Time piece we have Gregg listed in the Top 5 of players in franchise history with three quarterbacks and some guy named Mr. Hutson. That’s the historic company he keeps.

He was undersized for his position, at only 249 pounds, but he studied film of the great NFL defensive linemen until he knew their every move. What he lacked in size, he made up for intellect and preparation.

Gregg played in 188 consecutive games, an NFL record at the time. He was the Packers’ original “Iron Man.” Seven times named First Team All-Pro, twice named Second Team All-Pro only the aforementioned Hutson was named First Team All-Pro more in a Packers uniform.

Hutson and Gregg. It’s hard to portray just how stunning it is to be included with Hutson in any prominent category.

In 1957 Gregg took the year off the fulfill military service, but missing that season didn’t negatively impact his development. He spent a single season at the end of his career in Dallas, too. But other than those two years, he was in Green Bay while playing professional football.

Gregg definitely understood what we mentioned at the top of this piece. Linemen just don’t get the credit they deserve, no matter how well they help their team win. But it clearly didn’t bother him.

“They say you don’t get much recognition on the offensive line, but there is a lot of satisfaction if you know you’re doing our and the coaches know it. Our backs always knew they didn’t make those long runs by themselves” Gregg was quoted as saying.

To add to his legacy, Gregg ended up coaching the Packers from 1984-1987 (among many other professional football teams throughout his life). Sure, he didn’t find great success on the sidelines at Lambeau Field, but he gets credit for trying to get the team back to prominence.

The Texas-born Gregg is in the conversation with the best offensive tackle in NFL history, right there with Anthony Munoz… a player that he coached to a Super Bowl with the Cincinnati Bengals. Another peer of Gregg and Munoz would be Jim Parker. Just look up their accomplishments to see how incredible that trio of tackles is. The NFL is a beautiful web and Gregg’s connections are vast. His impact on the Packers and the NFL cannot be adequately measured.

All we can say is we are lucky he came to Green Bay in the middle of the worst decade in Packers history. Or was it simply the necessary precursor the best decade in Packers history? That’s how we prefer to look at it.

When injuries hit the team, Gregg willfully moved to guard on a couple occasions. Not only was he selfless to change positions when needed, he was good enough to star wherever he played.

In Vince Lombardi’s book, Run to Daylight, he said “Forrest Gregg is the finest player I ever coached.” Of all the Hall of Fame talents he coached, he said that about Gregg.

When Lombardi says you are the best, you simply are.

The image of him covered in mud, shouting, perhaps to the football gods, will live on until football is no more. His persona summed up that era of NFL football and certainly Packers football. Hard-working, highly-skilled, known for grit and winning championships.

A Final Thank You To The Big Men Up Front:

And there you have it, the Top 35 offensive linemen in the long, storied history of the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers’ history at quarterback (probably deservedly) gets most of the attention when it comes to position groups in franchise history. But we don’t celebrate the accomplishments of Arnie Herber, Cecil Isbell, Bart Starr, Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers without many of the Top 35 offensive linemen in team history.

We don’t get to proudly call the Packers 13-time World Champions without these offensive linemen leading the way. Sure, every NFL franchise has a lineage of impressive offensive linemen, but we’d argue none has the diverse, talent-filled history as strong as the Packers.

There are stars from literally every decade, from the 1920s to the 2020s, included in this all-time Top 35 countdown. And this phenomenon isn’t going to end anytime soon, as the offensive line currently has some of the best players on the whole team.

As you can see, the Packers are pretty stacked at offensive line historically. Five of them have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a couple other players have legitimate cases to be inducted. Maybe Bakhtiari will find himself there someday.

What is really interesting is that the Packers’ five Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive linemen all play one of the five positions on the line. It’s perfectly symmetrical — one at each position.

Some things are just too perfect to make up.

Packers All-Time Starting Offensive Line:

So here’s the Packers’ all-time starting offensive line, going by the highest ranked player at each position per our list:

Left Tackle: Cal Hubbard
Left Guard: Mike Michalske
Center: Jim Ringo
Right Guard: Gale Gillingham
Right Tackle: Forrest Gregg

Top Reserves: Jerry Kramer (G) and David Bakhtiari (T)

We would probably be inclined to already include Bakhtiari in the ‘starting lineup’ here, as he’s poised to continue to grow his legend in the coming years. We don’t think many people would complain about putting Kramer in the starting lineup, either. The next subs would probably be Charley Brock (C), Russ Letlow (G) and Chad Clifton (T). Although we wouldn’t be offended if you wanted to slot a couple Lombardi Era players in before these guys.

Gillingham is the only one of that starting five-some not in The Hall. But we’ll forever defend our decision.

What OL Position are the Packers the Deepest at All-Time?

Looking at the Top 15, the positions are broken down like this:

Left Tackle: Four Selections
Left Guard: Four Selections
Center: Three Selections
Right Guard: Three Selections
Right Tackle: One Selection

So this was a pretty interesting exercise. The left side of the line seems like it is more stacked in all-time talent. Which we suppose makes sense, given the premium put on protecting right-handed quarterback’s blindsides. But the one selection at right tackle is also the the number one ranked player on this all-time list. With two right guards in the Top 5, perhaps that is the strongest all-time offensive line position in Packers history?

It’s open for debate and that is what makes looking at history from this perspective so much fun.

For our money, three left tackles in the Top 10 have us saying that position is the deepest in overall high-end talent in team history.

Thank you for going on this offensive lineman adventure with us. If you’re reading (OK, skimming) 9,000+ words on Packers offensive linemen, you’re a true NFL diehard. We simply get each other. Most importantly, we hope this brought you some perspective and enjoyment or even sparked some happy memories of the Packers’ routinely unsung big guys.

Because honestly, that’s what this is all about: Embracing the memories we have of watching our favorite team and preserving the memories of those who came long before us.

If you asked us, the 2021 Packers’ offensive line will be the most fun position group to watch compete this fall. We’re quite excited to witness another chapter to this franchise’s offensive linemen history start to unfold this fall!

Go Pack Go!

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