Nominate your favorite Packers for the Green Bay Mt. Rushmore

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Well, Packers fans, the time you’ve been waiting for has come.

You finally get your chance to nominate players, coaches, and anyone else for the Packers Mt. Rushmore.List them below.  Vince Lombardi is a given; it won’t be easy to narrow the rest of the field to three.

And, please, Vikings and Bears fans.  Refrain from nominating Tony Mandarich or Jamal Reynolds or Mossy Cade.

260 responses to “Nominate your favorite Packers for the Green Bay Mt. Rushmore

  1. Let’s get this out of the way early – Brett Favre deserves a spot. There are many Green Bay legends from the 60s-90s, but Favre is in large part responsible for the revival of this franchise today.

  2. Lombardi, Starr, Favre, Rodgers. There are SO MANY more that belong, but with only four spots some people have to be left out.

  3. 1. Lombardi
    2. Don Hutson
    3. Reggie White
    4. Lord Favre

    Too many other great Packers to list, those 4 were game changers and all had a hand in winning titles.

  4. This is a terrible idea. You simply cannot limit this to 4 players. This is Netherlands greatest franchise in the history of pro sports and it is an insult to even consider keeping this to 4 players. Real Packer WARRIOR fans will agree with me.

  5. How that tight end that was a rapist. Chumara or some crap.
    So vikings fans can’t screw with the nominations? Even thou you encouraged pack fans to do it. “And we invite Packers fans to disrupt the process with sarcastic submissions”. Remember that Florio? Maybe tell PA you threw us under the bus

  6. If the reader is honest – there are enough Packers that are outstanding that the Packers need a Mt. Range, not just one spot.

    That said –



    Hutson (best WR ever till Rice, think about that and the time he played)

    The real problem is 4 spots for 27 NFL hall of fame inductees. And that DOESN’T include Favre or possibly Rodgers (who if he wins SB#2 has to be on the list)

  7. Lombardi, Lambeau, Starr, and Reggie White. Representing the foundation, the glory years, and the modern Packer.

  8. Vince Lombardi
    Curly Lambeau
    Bart Starr
    Bret Favre

    Lambeau had just as big a falling out as Favre with the Packers, but they both deserve it.

  9. This is so tough because they have hundreds of greats in and not yet in the Hall of Fame.

    Curly Lambeau

    Don Hutson

    Vince Lombardi

    Bart Starr

    Ray Nitschke

    Johny Blood McNally

    The Mount Rushmore of the NFL would all be Packers.

    There ought to be at least 24 spots in the Mount Rushmore of Packers’ greats.

  10. Bart Starr deserves the ultimate respect as a representative of the Packer organization, but I have to go with Hutson and Favre as “unstoppables” to be accounted for on gameday:


  11. There is no way Favre is not on this list. He is arguably the greatest Packer (player) in the history of their franchise. Considering the numbers and what he did for that organization. You’re naïve to think otherwise.

  12. This is tough. I think you have to go with the cornerstones of the franchise (Don’t care, doing 5).


    It’s tough to leave out ‘greatest of all time,’ for their position, candidates like Herb Adderly. Sheesh. Willy Davis, Forrest Gregg.

    For the Packers, they don’t deserve a ‘Mount Rushmore’ – they deserve a Hall of Fame on TOP of Mount Rushmore. They have so many top football people. There will be much unjustice when all is said and done.

  13. Brett Favre as a Viking
    Fat Chicks
    Blocks of cheese

    P.S. That’s how your chicks got fat. Favre still likes them.

  14. Players only:

    “Blood” McNally
    Don Hutson
    Bart Starr
    Brett Favre


    People of GB
    Don Hutson
    Brett Farve
    Vince Lombardi

  15. Tough one. What about Lambeau, Lombardi, Holmgren, McCarthy. All winning coaches of championships. As the Mecca of pro football we should get a separate one for players…

    But in all seriousness, what about Paul Hornung?

  16. I think Ray Nitschke needs to be up there… Since Lambeau and has a field named after him I am leaving him off…

    1. Vince Lombardi
    2. Don Hutson
    3. Bart Starr
    4. Ray Nitschke

  17. Vince Lombardi

    Bart Starr

    Ron Wolfe

    Reggie White

    Yea, you could argue Lambeau, Favre, etc. These men listed changed more than a single franchise. They changed how football is played, and run from the office.

  18. golions26 says:
    May 12, 2013 7:16 PM
    There is no way Favre is not on this list. He is arguably the greatest Packer (player) in the history of their franchise. Considering the numbers and what he did for that organization. You’re naïve to think otherwise.

    Can’t agree. Starr is the greatest player in history of the Packers.

    Check out his numbers, particularly playoffs vs Favre’s.

    Figure in the fact that Starr never lost a Championship game and has a ring for every finger of his throwing hand.

    Starr is the greatest Packer of all time, Favre is the #2 QB in Packer’s history.

    There’s no shame in that.

  19. I agree with

    Close miss for

    Wolf and 2nd best franchise QB Candadeo.

  20. A Viking fan with an honest suggestion:
    Vince Lombardi
    Don Hutson
    Ray Nitschke
    Brett Favre

    Top four never to me on the face of a mountain:
    Rich Campbell
    Jamal Reynolds
    Bruce Clark

  21. Not a Packers fan, but I’ll give it a shot…


    And Rodgers will someday deserve a spot, too.

  22. Lambeau

    I know it has been said before, but Lambeau and Lombardi go without say, and Starr is one of the few QB’s with 5 rings and is just the picture of Green Bay (humble, hardworking, and honest). Hutson I think should be given more credit in the annuals of NFL history, all the records Jerry Rice broke Hutson established, and all the records Rice didn’t break still belong to Hutson, and he played in a day where sticky gloves were not used and WRs could be MAULED at any point in the play, and not protected by the rules like guys in the modern day like Rice. Hutson is the picture of why the NFL is lacking the roots and traditions that Baseball has, because the NFL machine has not gone to any lengths to truly honor and educate their fans about those who came before, and so most fans erroneously think the modern players are the pinnacle of NFL players.

    As to Reggie White, Holmgren, Wolf, Favre. I would have to leave them all off because as fate would have it their chance for a dynasty came in a time when the Cowboys and 49ers were still cruising on the teams they built before the salary cap, and because of that they were not able to establish as much as those I elected.

  23. Looking at these comments, I can’t understand why mine keep getting deleted. Never offensive or crude. What is it?

  24. Well we can go two different routs on this.
    First we can go with the people responsible for building the Packers. Those would be
    1-Curly Lambeau; The man who founded the Packers and led them to dominance in the early NFL.

    2-Vince Lombardi; The man who brought the Packers back into dominance in the ’60s.

    3-Bob Harlan; The man responsible for hiring the man at #4

    4-Ron Wolf; The who bought the Packers back in the ’90s with the trade for Brett Favre and Reggie White.

    If we go with Players…
    1-Don Hudson; arguably still one of the best (if not the best) receiver in the history of the NFL.

    2-Bart Starr; The quarter back for the Lombardi Packers and two time Super Bowl MVP

    3-Reggie White; The man who made it cool for free agents to come to Green Bay.

    4-Brett Favre; 1 of the greatest QBs(the whole Minnesota stuff withstanding.) In the History of the NFL

  25. Randall Woodfield — look him up, follows a fine Wisconsin traditon.

    Mark Chmura — actually broke Wisconsin tradition as girl was not a relation.

    Paul Hornung — only guy who will take odds that he makes the list.

    Brett Favre — who could drink, take drugs, and womanize and be forgiven as long as he played for the Packers.

  26. This is funny, when the Vikings nominations came up, the Packer fans could blast away because the Vikings never won any championships so just how epic could any of those players really be?

    Now that its the Packers, we could nominate Superbowl MVPs of which we have 3 plus the head coach for which the trophy is named after. The Packers have a long history with many famous players like Lambeau and Hutson who were winning championships before the Vikings were ever formed.

    Still, it has to be Lombardi, Hudson, Starr, and Rodgers.

  27. Lambeau- Founder, player, coach. In an age of corporate greed, having the stadium STILL named after you means you did something right.

    Hutson- So many records it isn’t even funny. He should always be mentioned alongside Jerry Rice but I think being an “old time” player hurts him.

    Starr- THE quarterback. Leadership on and off the field, humble and the ability to back it all up with championship dominance.

    Lombardi- The NFL trophy is named after him. ‘Nuff said.

    Honorable Mentions- Favre, Johnny Blood McNally, Jerry Kramer, James Lofton, Reggie White and Ron Wolf.

  28. Lambeau

    Very tough indeed–many other great Packers players to boot. Good luck figuring out the four guys to go on this Mt. Rushmore. I agree with other posters–they need their own Mountain Range or a HOF on top of Mt. Rushmore.

  29. Tony Mandarich
    T. J. Rubley
    Johnny Jolly
    Erik Walden

    how’s it taste? this is the kinda crap you bridge dwelling, billy goat eating trolls posted on the vikings thread.

    come at me bro.

  30. It is important to represent the entire history of the Packers. With that being said, I am picking one person from each great era.

    Curly Lambeau – There would be no team today without him.
    Vince Lombardi – Really, what needs to be said.
    Brett Favre – Again what needs to be said.
    Aaron Rodgers – Taking what Favre did into the next era.

    And with a suprise ending, because he was so far above anyone else to play WR until Rice, Don Hutson replaces Brett Favre, due to how he chose to handle the end of his time in Green Bay.

  31. I won’t vote because I’m not a Pack fan. Objectively speaking however, your club was irrelevant for a long stretch there between the departure of Lombardi and the arrival of Favre. #4 earned a spot. Just sayin’.

  32. When I started to think of all the Packer players, I decided I could not narrow it down to 4. So I’ll just leave them all off. Instead, I’ll go with guys whose legacy was built by their contributions without pads.

    Bob Harlan
    Curly Lambeau
    Vince Lombardi
    Ron Wolf

  33. Were is Ron Wolf in this discussion? He brought in Favre and White. He laid the foundation that is still leading our success today. Thompson always says how he’s just carrying out what he was taught by wolf. Cut favre off. The guy wont even come back to green bay. Doesnt want anything to do with us. I want guys up there that are proud to be a packer.

  34. Starr did lose a championship game. Eagles fans will be happy to tell you all about it, since they haven’t had that much to brag about in the 50 years since.

    OK, on to my four–

    Vince Lombardi
    Curly Lambeau
    Don Hutson
    Ray Nitschke

    It was darned difficult to leave Bart Starr out, but we’re limited to four.

    Honorable mention–Starr, Henry Jordan, Willie Davis, Fuzzy Thurston, Brett Favre, and the ref who called Don Chandler’s FG good in the ’65 divisional playoff vs. the Colts.

  35. Vince Lombardi
    Don Hutson
    Brett Favre (douche, but still… what was that team before he got there?)
    Ray Nitschke

    Honorable mention:

    Reggie White
    Bart Starr
    Paul Hornung

  36. lambeau – he is the green bay packers
    lombardi – no need to explain

    both are no brainers

    hutson – he was the babe ruth of wide receivers
    nitschke – very definition of the 60’s packers

    very tough to leave starr off the list

  37. Just your weekly reminder that the packers chose Mandrich instead of Barry Sanders……..lmfao

  38. Another team with a lot greats that will be left out.

    -Brett Favre (sorry old timers but THIS is a no brainier)
    -Vince Lombardi (I like the idea of a separate coaches Rushmore for this franchise)
    -Ray Nitschke
    -Reggie White

    Too many all-time greats get left off of this one.

  39. Lombardi (he’d be on the NFL All-Time Mt. Rushmore)



    Rodgers (Call me crazy, but I don’t think it’s too soon)

    Hon. Mention list too long to count but how can you possibly not at least mention Herb Adderly, Wood, Willie Davis, Don Hutson, Dave Robinson, Bart Starr and Jimmy Taylor? Wow. (and I’m probably forgetting a few).

    Hard to narrow it down to 4 for the Pack – they’ve got a lonnnng list of legends. So many absolute beasts have to be omitted. (No homer factor either – my team plays out of Western Pennsylvania).

  40. Favre did not revive the franchise. Reggie White did. The list is:
    Curly Lambeau
    Vince Lombardi
    Bart Starr
    Reggie White

    (have to have one From the 90’s)

  41. Though there is much to like about this current team, there are just too many Hall of Famer’s to mention any members of the Rodgers regime yet.

    1) Vince Lombardi. He’d be on the NFL’s Mt. Rushmore so to not include him here would be a travesty.

    2) Bart Starr. Quarterback who led his team to victories in the first two Super Bowls and everything you would ever want in as the face of your franchise. The entire city of Green Bay still loves him decades after his last playing days finished up. Probably the only man in the state still more popular than Rodgers.

    3) Forrest Gregg. As Vince Lombardi put it “The best player I ever coached”. Undersized by yesterday’s standards, a midget by today’s standards as linemen go, and still an all out beast.

    4) The Reverend Reggie White. For me, it was a toss-up between him and Favre, but with Reggie signing here, it signified a return to respectability and glory. I wouldn’t argue too much with someone that replaces him with Favre, but Reggie’s entire career here was without confrontation and negative feelings. He came here an elite player with dignity and left the same.

  42. Look at the real Mt Rushmore:
    Founding Fathers: Washington the Father of the country, Jefferson pushed us west and did much for the country. Began the country, and significantly grew the country.
    Lincoln: Guided the country through the civil war, and ushered in a new era.
    Teddy: Protected the beautiful natural wonders of the US, and pushed America forward towards the modern era.

    The real Mt Rushmore has 4 faces that were key turning points.

    With that said:

    Lombardi : Won 2 Super Bowls (many fans think about the NFL before the Super Bowls)
    Starr: Great player, first great player in the beginning of the modern era.
    Holmgren: Brought the Packers back to glory, winning a title, and making another SB apperance.
    Favre: Greatest player possibly in modern NFL history. Bridged gap with McCarthy/Rodgers.

    You could argue Rodgers or McCarthy since they both brought the Packers to the top again.

    It should be 4 people, who were critical in the franchise’s success.


  43. Coaches and Management Row

    Vince Lombardi
    Curly Lambeau
    Bob Harlan
    Ted Thompson

    Quarterback row

    Bart Starr
    Brett Farve
    Aaron Rodgers
    Arnie Herber

    Offense Row

    Don Hudson
    Forrest Gregg
    Jim Taylor
    Jim Ringo

    Defensive Row

    Ray Nitschke
    Reggie White
    Willie Davis
    Herb Adderley

    “Colorful” Row

    Johnny Blood
    Paul Hornung
    Max McGee
    Ted Hendricks

  44. Favre??? If you say Favre, you might as well say Rodgers! Rodgers has done as much as Favre. As far as championships go, which is all that matters in Titletown.


  45. My Aunt Dorris (She had the best folding technique)
    Grandma Esther (She could take an 80 lb. suitcase and somehow make it 50 lbs at the airport)
    My colleague Tina ( Every business trip we go on her their never is 1 wrinkle on her clothes)
    Samantha the neighbor lady (what is there to say)

  46. green bay, the mecca of football? no way. the Steelers have more super bowl titles. and don’t give me this ” well they have x amount of NFL championships” crap. the Browns have like 8 or 10 NFL titles and no one calls Cleveland a Mecca for pro football. lol. homer statement. if there is a mecca for pro football, its in the steel city

  47. It would be the New Jersey Packers Mt Rushmore if it were not for George Halas……..

    In 1956, Bears legend George Halas helped save the Packers in Green Bay. Halas spoke forcefully at a rally to encourage local voters to approve public funding for reconstruction of their football field. Otherwise, in a preview of what current NFL business maneuvers would become, the Packers were likely to leave Green Bay forever.

  48. Don Hutson
    Vince Lombardi
    Bob Harlan

    As for Favre, things went south at the end but I can’t ignore the 16 seasons, the starts, and his numbers. Tough call and easy to trash, I understand. Besides, apparently Lambeau was a pill when Lombardi got there.

  49. Amazing to me(I didn’t read all the responses) that I didn’t see a mention of a face that should be right there with Lambeau(founder) and Lombardi(legend).

    Ron Wolf.

    Ron Wolf almost singlehandedly pulled a moribund franchise into a winner that has lasted more than two decades. Without Wolf there’s no Holmgren. Without Wolf there’s no pairing of Favre with Holmgren.

    While there have been many, many greats, without Lambeau there’s no team, without Lombardi there’s no legend, and without Wolf there’s no modern winning.

    Ted Thompson is Wolf’s disciple.

  50. To Florio and the rest of the PFT staff:

    I don’t see Ron Wolf listed much at all, but please at least include him in the vote because I think a lot of people would vote for him- they just aren’t thinking of him off the top of their heads.

    Because it obviously has to be:

    But then nobody from the recent 20-year winning modern era would be included, and Ron Wolf and Bob Harlan were the ones that set the stage for our current success. Even Ted Thompson is a Ron Wolf protege. Their candidacy would cover both the Favre and Rodgers years without being limited to either Favre or Rodgers (or White).

  51. Lambeau

    That’s 5 but they all deserve to be here

  52. If Favre makes it he should be shown wearing his Vikings helmet and jersey… remember he used his “retirement” as a weapon against the Packers and tried to “stick it” to them.

  53. The sad thing for the Lavenda Larry fans is that even the worst 4 they can come up with would likely have been stars in “the land of 10,000 meth labs.”

  54. Vikes fan here, and I will give this a try.

    1. Vince Lombardi

    2. Curly Lambeau

    3. Bart Starr

    4. Don Hutson

    Now, when this list comes up for the Vikings, watch every single GB fan start crap. Its what they do, and that is what puts Vikings fans above GB fans.

  55. Curly Lambeau- Founder, Player, Coach. Co-conspirator with George Halas. Lambeau Field.

    Vince Lombardi- Greatest Pro Football Coach. Championships. Lombardi Trophy.

    Brett Favre- Awards, Championships, Huge Balls, Relatability, The Streak.

    Those 3 shaped this league individually more that 75% of teams have in their entirety.

    Reggie White- The greatest DE of all time (I cant understate that) was also one of the greatest human beings in NFL history. He put Green Bay back on the map. He should still be with us; the NFL would be better with him.

  56. To make my list they had to be the best in their category. 4 categories… Coach/Management, QB, Offence (non-QB), and Defense.

    Coach- Lombardi
    QB- Starr
    Offense- Hutson
    Defense- Nitscheke

  57. To me it’s a no brainer.





    For all you posting for White, Favre, Wolf etc… none of that would be an option without Bob Harlan. The Green Bay Packers as they are today and Lambeau Field being what it is today are the direct results of one Bob Harlan.

    If there can only be four… how is not those four? And that is not taking anything away from a Bart Starr or a Brett Favre or any other important player.

  58. I see a lot of Reggie White and as great as he was he wasn’t a Packer for that long. I look at Bart Starr and I think he was basically the Trent Dilfer of his day, he was a custodian of the ball type guy that benefited from probably the best team and certainly the best coaching in the game. So if Lombardi is given (and he should be) that leaves 3. I’ll go with

    Don Hutson, Lord Favre, and Ray Nitchke in that order

  59. Lambeau, Hutson, Lombardi, Starr, Harlan, Wolf, Favre

    The first three are locks, pick one out of the other four.

  60. Yeah… with a storied, unparalleled franchise like the Packers, you can’t just have a Mt. Rushmore.

    You have to have the Rockies, each mountain with a few faces carved out.


    1. Lombardi
    2. Starr
    3. Hutson
    4. White

  61. As I was trolling the lions and giving them ideas like Joey Harrington I started to think what Bears I wanted to nominate. I couldn’t do it only 4 is not enough, I also realized Packer Fans should have the same problem as me so for this list I say maybe some teams need their picks by 20-30 year breakdowns.

  62. 1. Earl Curly lambeau
    2. Vince Lombardi
    3. Bart Starr
    4. Brett Favre

    Hated leaving Don Hutson, Ray Nitschke and Tony Canadeo off this list, but with only 4 spots, you have to draw the line somewhere.

    The top 3 were no-brainers, we can all argue about the 4th.
    There is also a well deserving 2nd tier: Forrest Gregg, Johnny Blood, Reggie White and Paul Hornung. (Not quite sure why Rick Spielman is a Douche was making a joke out of this selection?)

    Much like the Bears, there are just too many great and well deserving players to satisfy all fans.

  63. Lambeau, Lombardi, Starr, HARLAN. You know, the guy that put together the regeneration of the Packers dominance? The guy that brought in Wolf and Holmgren who put together the 90’s team including Reggie White and that sheep raper Bert? The guy who kept the forward thinking of a strong front office after Ron Wolf retired making the Packers one of the powerhouse franchises of the last 2o years? Yeah, Bert. Learn the game Bert homers.

  64. I’m a Vikings Fan, but I love the long history of the NFC North, so I have to go for it…

    Don Hutson (Best Receiver over the first 50 years of the game)
    Vince Lombardi (The Super Bowl Trophy is named after him…need I say more)
    Ray Nitschke (The of the toughest and meanest players ever)
    Brett Favre (Hold most major Passing records and always played the game with the enthusiasm of a young boy)

  65. Vince Lombardi
    Jerry Kramer (because they do not win those championships or the Ice Bowl without him, and the Pro Football Writers do not have enough sense to put him in the HOF)
    Bart Starr (5 NFL Championships total, not 2)
    Ray Nitschke (because someone on those defenses needs to be included)

    Additional love but no stone face for Brett Favre, Don Hutson (do not buy those inflated numbers), Paul Hornung, and Jim Taylor (the latter two of which have hardly been mentioned here). And sorry, Reggie White belongs on the Eagles Mount Rushmore.

  66. There really should be several Mt. Rushmores for such a storied franchise. If you were to limit yourself to just Coaches, for example, you’d have:
    Lambeau, Lombardi, Holmgren, and McCarthy.
    Executives/GMs: Calhoun, Harlan, Lombardi, and Wolf. Players Only: Hutson, Canadeo, Starr,
    and Favre.

    But if you could choose only 4, regardless of what they did for the franchise, you’d have to go with Lambeau, Lombardi, Starr, and Wolf.

  67. First guy got it right. Lombardi, Lambeau are the bookends while Starr and Hudson fill it in. Would love to go more modern but you simply can’t.

    Mock one would be Mandarich [who paved the way for Wolf and Holmgren], Justin Harrel, Lynn Dickey and Amhad Carrol.

  68. It’s kind of sad how few nominees there are for this one that were born after Adolph Hitler was killed. It’s like the Romans turning up their nose at the real Mt Rushmore and saying that they have Caesar, Marius, Trajan, and Constantine. Although I suppose a closer metaphor would be the British and King Arthur, Victoria, Churchill, and Stephen Hawking.

    Regardless, the list of quality nominations for the Packers would be rather pathetic if it was limited to players who were seen on color TVs. But enjoy your legends from the days of the 12-team league that drew fewer fans than the Backstreet Boys reunion tour. I’ll be keeping tabs on the best lacrosse players in the event that we have to have this same discussion for that sport in 70 years or so.

  69. Vince Lombardi
    Brett Favre
    Bart Starr
    Curly Lambeau

    that leaves many out, but those are the top 4 icons of Packer history

  70. I’d vote for the guys smart enough to go to a better place:

    Brett Favre
    Ryan Longwell
    Darren Sharper
    Greg Jennings

  71. Lambeau

    Lambeau founded and maintained the viability of the team for 20+ years, Hutson was the star that kept the Packers going even though the small town aspect began to die off, Lombardi restored viability and got the Packers into the 70’s, and Harlan is the man most responsible of anyone making the Packers viable in the 90’s-10’s. Without these guys, there may not have been football in Green Bay at all, or a continuation through today.

  72. Vince Lombardi
    Bart Starr
    Brett Favre
    Ray Nitzsche

    Earl Curly lambeau, no disrespect intended to this legend, but the stadium and field the Pack play on is named after the him. the Packers do have an insane amount of legends and I think in a case with a team like ours with such a rich history we should try to never duplicate a legends image or honor them more than twice, (on a major scale of course the road naming thing is awesome and should be exempt from this rule)

  73. Lombardi, Hutson, Starr & Nitschke (and by the way, that guy whose name is due any day now to be heard and read in widespread media reports in connection with a rumored comeback, he shouldn’t be on the list)

  74. do the Vikings even have 4? I bet they threw on that idiot who rides that motorcycle around the stadium OO oh maybe the guy who hits the button on that annoying horn sound they play

  75. Old Timey Mount:
    Lombardi, Hutson, Lambeau, Starr

    70s/80s Mount:
    Brockington, Lynn Dickey, Lofton and ….

    Favre, Reggie, Holmgren, Wolf

    KGB, Driver, Ahman Green, Clifton

    Rodgers, Clay (so far)

  76. Lombardi, Starr, Hutson, Favre

    Rodgers will be replacing Favre in the near future. Probably in the next few years after his next super bowl victory and MVP!

  77. Crazy hard to pick 4…

    Lambeau, Lombardi, Starr and, as much as he pissed me off, Favre.

  78. This is crazy hard for a team with over a dozen titles. First, you have to narrow it down by coaches, offense, and defense.

    Coaches – Lambeau, Lombardi. As much of a tool that Lambeau was (divorce was as messy as the Favre fiasco. Tried to buy back the shares of the team that he sold because he wanted to buy back the team to move to California, where he was then living), he’s the guy that started it all. Wanted to put Ron Wolf down, since he led the rebuilding effort of the 90’s, but only one championship during his tenure.

    Offense – Hutson (the Jerry Rice of his time), Starr (the Tom Brady of his time). Lots of other HOF’s left out. Favre brought the team back to relevancy, but again – just one championship during his time here.

    Defense – Lots of elite players. Reggie White is one of a handful of players that could just take over an entire game. And loads of others from the 60’s championship teams. But not enough to unseat the others mentioned.

    Final Four: Lambeau, Lombardi, Starr & Hutson. Lombardi & Hutson for sure, since they are without question top 3 in their respective positions. Starr won so many titles, and stacks up with Joe Montana and (until recently) Tom Brady in post season wins and efficiency. And because of his place in team history, you have to include Lambeau.

  79. Lambeau, Lombardi, Hutson and Starr. Read this before you vote for Brett Favre:

    Sit down and take notes:

    History has done a grave disservice to the legacy of Starr, the 17th-round draft pick out of pre-Bear Bryant Alabama who turned into the most clutch and most cruelly efficient passing assassin of his or any other generation.

    History remembers Starr’s legendary coach, and the bevy of Hall of Fame talent that surrounded him. It forgets that Starr was Lombardi’s second in command, a tremendous big-game performer, and that the Packers of the 1960s would have been just another team without the prolific Starr as their beloved on-field leader. Instead, they won five NFL championships, with Starr at the helm of every single one of those title teams, while he crafted an NFL-record 9-1 postseason mark. The rings say it all: Starr is the only quarterback in history who has one for every finger on his throwing hand.

    And even if you listen to teammates today, they make it pretty clear that they would have fallen on a grenade for Starr. Leadership is an elemental piece of quarterbacking – probably more important than gaudy passing stats. And that love his teammates had for their field general is an incredible sign of his leadership.

    But forget, for a moment, the team accomplishments and the “intangibles” of leadership.

    If you want to talk passing and statistics, we’ll put Starr up against anybody. Anybody.

    He led the NFL in passer rating five times. Johnny Unitas led the league in passer rating just twice. Ditto Joe Montana. Only Steve Young surpassed Starr’s mark (six).

    And, lest we forget, Starr was the best postseason passer in NFL history, as evidenced by his record 104.8 playoff passer rating and 1.41 percent interception rate, also a postseason record (CHFF readers are well aware of the importance of not throwing picks in the playoffs). Starr played in an era when 80 was a decent passer rating. Yet he still performed more efficiently in the playoffs than folks such as Montana, Brady, Manning, Marino, Young and … well, anybody, ever.

    There’s a cause and effect here, folks: NFL’s greatest dynasty, only winners of three-straight title games, and a record 9-1 postseason mark. And there, underlying it all, is Starr with his postseason passing records. The two are intricately intertwined.

    History also remembers Starr’s Packers as a great running team, and that’s certainly true of their earlier years. But the truth is that they typically passed the ball more effectively than they ran it, especially during their run of three straight, when they were a below-average running team.

    In their 1965 championship season, the Packers were 11th in the 14-team league with an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. They were second in the league, with an average of 8.2 yards per passing attempt.

    In their 1966 championship season, the Packers were 14th in the 15-team league, with an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. They were first in the league, with an average of 8.9 yards per passing attempt.

    In their 1967 championship season, the Packers were 4th in the 16-team league, with an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. They were first in the league, with an average of 8.3 yards per passing attempt (Starr himself that season averaged 8.7 YPA).

    Starr averaged a remarkable 7.85 YPA over the course of his entire career, the 8th-best mark in history, and better than that of a slate of quarterbacks who are generally regarded as the best passers in history, including Dan Marino (7.37), Joe Montana (7.52), Roger Staubach (7.67), Dan Fouts (7.68), Sonny Jurgensen (7.56), Fran Tarkenton (7.27), Y.A. Tittle (7.52), Terry Bradshaw (7.17) and Joe Namath (7.35).

    Six times in the 1960s, Starr surpassed 8.2 YPA for a season. To put that into context, Peyton Manning has surpassed 8.2 YPA just twice in his brilliant 10-year career.

    And, if you want drama, don’t forget that Starr scored the winning TD in the Ice Bowl, probably the most famous game in NFL history. Sure, Montana led his team 92 yards for the game-winning score in Super Bowl XXIII. But he did it on a 68-degree night in Miami. Turn down the thermostat by 86 degrees (it was 18-below in the fourth quarter of the Ice Bowl) and you begin to approximate the conditions under which the greatest quarterback in NFL history operated during his greatest moment in the sport’s greatest game.

    And Starr was brilliant on that drive, in the decisive moments of the sport’s most famous game: he completed 5 of 5 passes in ball-busting cold, and then called a run play for the winning score. But instead of handing it off, he decided in his mind, without telling his teammates, that he was going to punch it in himself. It was only fitting: the game’s greatest signal-caller taking matters into his own hands in the sport’s signature moment.

    To cap his career achievements, Starr earned MVP honors in the first two Super Bowls after shredding the best the AFL could throw his way for 452 yards on 47 passing attempts (9.6 YPA). Among those victims were the 1967 Raiders, perhaps the AFL’s greatest single team. He posted a combined 106.0 passer rating in those two games. If you think it was no small feat to beat up on “upstart” AFL teams, just look at how NFL quarterbacks fared in Super Bowls III and IV. (Here’s a hint: they were embarrassed.)

    When it comes to a combination of leadership, victories, big-game performances and statistical supremacy nobody – NOBODY – put together a more total package than Bart Starr, the greatest quarterback in NFL history

  80. Lombardi doing the Lambeau leap, surrounded by 3 fans, a father, mother and son. That is the Green Bay Mt. Rushmore

  81. I’m a Packers fan and surprised nobody’s thought of this yet:


  82. Srackis – very, very well done.
    The Packers could easily and legitimately fill nine ot ten “Rushmores.” Of the first four who immediately come to mind for long-time Pack fans or those who know their history – Lambeau, Lombardi, Hutson, and Starr – I think the only one who’s a little shaky is Lambeau. I’d be tempted to replace him with Ron Wolf, who brought Holmgren and Favre to GB.

  83. I’m guessing this won’t get much traction, but how about an anonymous shareholder? Nothing exemplifies the greatness of the Green Bay Packers like their community ownership. We have no Jerry Jones, no Arthur Blanke, no Wilf, no Mara, but rather we have 363,948 people who own the Packers.

  84. Anyone who left Don Hutson off their list should be embarrassed. Hasn’t played a down in nearly 70 years, yet he still holds records, many of which appear un-breakable.

    Reggie White is being grossly overrated. Sure, no championship without him in the 90’s, but he turned out to be half the player he was coming over from Philly. Many Lombardi-era defenders are more worthy than Reggie.

  85. Vikes fan here. My list:


    I gotta say I’m disappointed that so many others were listed before Kramer. I know the HOF has snubbed him, but his own fan base. I saw Sterling Sharpe before Kramer! C’mon. Let’s put it this way, if Lombardi got to vote, Kramer is on the mountain. I was torn between Starr & Hutson. Favre I feel is tainted for this. Same reason I wouldn’t put Moss on the Vikes…just too much baggage.

    Funny how many of you are more obsessed with ripping the vikings than you are with your own list. Odd that I don’t see the same amount of trash talk for your “real rivals” Da Bears. Hmm? Wonder why?

    As for the super fans going on and on about how hard this is to narrow down, settle down. Beyond the obvious big names, there really isn’t a long list of super talented, modern era packers. I would argue that historically and modernly the packers have had better teams and fewer “superstars” than some franchises. And for the really SUPER fans who ask “Do the Vikings even have 4?” You just prove your ignorance with comments like this…even in jest.

    The real reason it may seem tougher to narrow down is that, with other teams, everyone is optional. With the Pack, Lombardi is automatic, and if you know anything of history, so is Lambeau. So really, you’re packing (bad pun) almost 100 years into 2 spots. For my squad, one could arguably leave Bud Grant off, no such luck for you guys.

    And, for what it’s worth, barring any unforeseen tainting, Rodgers is gonna be in that 4th spot in a few years.

  86. Favre isn’t even the greatest QB in Packers history.
    If they put his likeness on the football Mt. Rushmore they could show him throwing a pass to the other team.

  87. Lombardi, Hutson, Starr, Favre – A tribute mostly to the men who built Packer Nation, and a further tribute for the one that brought us out of the depression. I understand Favre has had his share of turmoil, but he deserves to be on the Packer’s Mt. Rushmore. In my own humble opinion- Rodgers is on the fast track to one of these however- he is unbelievable- glad we locked him up.

  88. There are soooo many so I’m going to nominate someone not on the team but was a huge part of the Packer family:

    Lee Remmel

  89. Terdell Middleton
    Eddie Lee Ivery
    Rich Campbell
    David Whitehurst

    You couldn’t beat the 80’s in Wisconsin… Easy to be a Vikings fan in Eau Claire at that time. Right, Fran?

  90. Lambeau – not well known but his name is a main stay

    Lombardi – legend

    Brett Favre – like him or not he’s a legend.

    Reggie White – just one of the best names in football.

  91. 1. Troy Aikman (not really fair as the Packer didn’t get a chance to draft him instead of Mandarich)
    2. Barry Sanders
    3. Derrick Thomas
    4. Deion Sanders

    Top 5 picks in’89, 4 HOF’ers – Only Mandarich busted lol

  92. I would tend to agree with the Huston, Lombardi, Starr and Lambeau crowd.

    I see alot of people posting how Favre saved the franchise. I would say Wolf saved the franchise in the early 1990s. He is the one who added all the pieces to put around Brett.

    I think some of you forget that the Packers considered dealing Favre and was going to go with Mark Brunell instead. I think its likely that Brunell could have bought that 1996 title to Green Bay. I am not saying Favre wasn’t a great player or that Brunell would have been better but in the end he netted 1 title on some fantastic teams.

    Rodgers i just do not find an option for this list yet. Love him as a player but i struggle to see putting him ahead of Favre, Reggie White, Forrest Gregg, and many others at this point of his career.

  93. 1. Mark Chmura
    2. Mark Chmura’s babysitter
    3. Brett Favre (barely made the cut after adding his best statistical season in 2009)
    4. Eddie Lacy

  94. To the moron who claimed Wolf put the pieces around Favre and thats what saved the franchise should be banned from all future football talk. Favre DIDNT have the great players around him to win. Get a clue dude.

  95. Lambeau

    The Pack was in deep trouble before Brett showed up……decades with 1 playoff win, bad stadium situation, etc etc…….he MUST be on it

  96. The Packer mount rushmore is obviously made of bat Guano, isn’t that what the G on the helmet stands for, and isn’t that what they pack.

  97. The Core Four:

    Curly Lambeau
    Vince Lombardi
    Bart Starr
    Brett Favre

    Honorable Mentions:

    Too Many! Sorry!

  98. How about the fun four:

    Johnny “Blood” McNally
    Curly Lambeau
    Paul Horning
    Max McGee

  99. Lombardi

    Tough to leave out Lambeau, Nitschke and White, but the first four have to be in. It’s too early to put Rodgers on. With the talent that has played in Green Bay, he hasn’t done enough to put him in the top four.

  100. Lambeau – The man who started it
    Lombardi – The man who created the franchise’s winning expectations
    Favre – The man who revitalized those winning traditions
    Rodgers – The man who’s taken the torch and kept the tradition alive into the future

  101. Out of respect to my Arch Rivals.

    Nitschke – one of the toughest meanest ever! EVER!
    Favre – (he retired a Viking, bonus points)
    Bart Starr – great player, less good as a coach. (As a Vikes fan, wish he was still coaching.)
    Jerry Kramer (Why is he not in the Hall of Fame?)

    Left coaches and current players out of this list.

  102. I like the idea of one representative from each era of Packers greatness. It may leave off some Hall of Famers (Starr, Nitschke, White, etc.) but these guys will represent their entire team/era proudly. This is a GOOD problem to have…

    1) Don Hutson.
    It was a tossup with him and Curly Lambeau but I figured that Lambeau already has the stadium named after him so he will be okay.

    2) Vince Lombardi
    This is a no brainer no matter who is making the list. You could argue that the 5x NFL Champs deserve 2 representatives.

    3) Brett Favre
    He brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay. He may not be the most popular president at the moment because he split the fan base, but Lincoln split the country and he’s on Mt. Rushmore. #4 belongs as much as anybody.

    4) Aaron Rodgers
    I know, he is still out there building his legacy. But, with a new contract that will basically make Aaron a Packer until he retires and a career trajectory that makes him an obvious HOF’er, his spot is legitimate.

  103. Lombardi, Starr, Favre, Nitchske. Mt. Rushmore 2: Hutson, Horning, Willie Wood, Herb Adderley. James Lofton and Jim Taylor deserve mentions….

  104. Curly Lambeau
    Don Hutson
    Vince Lombardi
    Bart Starr

    And, since all you Vikings fans are trying to be clever, let’s stop grading on a curve and think about how many Vikings players have accomplished near as much in performance and class. As many as none? Yeah, that’s about right. So, we’ll add a few more Packers.

    Paul Hornung
    Ray Nitschke
    Brett Favre
    Ron Wolfe

  105. Quite impossible to do, limit this to only 4 influential, game/team-changing people… so I did 2 lists: coach/Exec’s and players-only.

    Coach/Exec ~ Lambeau, Lombardi, Wolf, Harlan

    Players ~ Hutson, Hornung, Starr, Favre

  106. My players only Rushmore:

    I picked Favre and Rodgers based on their rules in the 2 recent Super Bowl victories. I don’t Starr and Hudson need any defense.

  107. Lombardi (of course) Curly Lambeau (there are no Packers without him), Bart Starr (more championships – 5 – than any other QB in history), and Brett Favre.

    I’d love to see Aaron there, but it is too soon. Donald Driver would be a good face for our franchise, too.

  108. Favre

    I could really go either way between White and Lambeau. Hard to leave off what a dominating defensive presence White was though.

    I also find all the talk about how amazing all these old timers were to be a bore. The game wasn’t really as hard as people are trying to make it back then. That era wasn’t full of the superstars you are making them out to be.

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