There are few pro sports franchises with the same level of history and success as the Green Bay Packers. They’ve been around for over 100 years and done more than their fair share of winning. Naturally, a lot of that winning has been behind some amazing quarterbacks. It wasn’t an easy task, but we decided to rank the five best quarterbacks in more than 100 years of Green Bay Packers history.
5. Lynn Dickey
Dickey suffered a broken leg early in his tenure in Green Bay, an injury that cost him two full seasons. But he recovered from the injury and ended up being one of the best in team history.
In 1983, he helped the Packers set a new franchise record for points in a season. Dickey also franchise records for passing yards in a season and passing yards in a game, both of which stood for more than 30 years.
4. Arnie Herber
After spending his rookie season as a tailback and helping the Packers win the NFL championship, Herber spent the next decade as Green Bay’s quarterback.
The Hall of Famer threw the ball a lot more than most of his contemporaries, leading the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns three times during the 1930s. Herber also led the Packers to NFL championships in 1931, 1936, and 1939 and was ultimately named to the 1930s All-Decade Team.
3. Bart Starr
While he might be the team’s most famous quarterback, Starr only ranks third on the list of Green Bay quarterbacks. Unfortunately, his passing numbers just don’t measure up to modern-day quarterbacks.
Nevertheless, he led the Packers to five NFL championships as well as victories in Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II. Starr was also the NFL’s passing leader five times, won league MVP honors in 1966 and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 1960s.
2. Brett Favre
Favre didn’t win as many championships as Starr, leading Green Bay to just one Super Bowl win. But it’s hard to deny that he was the better quarterback. He spent 16 seasons with the Packers, leading the NFL in touchdown passes four times and passing yards twice.
He finished his career with over 500 touchdown passes, most of which came with the Packers. Of course, the kicker that separates Favre from Starr and most other quarterbacks is the fact that he won three straight MVP awards during the prime of his career.
1. Aaron Rodgers
There’s an argument that Rodgers is the best quarterback of all-time, and so he’s undoubtedly the best in Green Bay history. He has the lowest interception percentage in NFL history but has still thrown for more than 4,000 yards in a season more than half a dozen times. As of 2020, he has two MVPs and one Super Bowl win on his resume.
He may not catch Favre’s all-time numbers in terms of yards and touchdowns, in part because he sat behind him for three seasons. However, the eye test says that Rodgers is the better quarterback.