The Packers are owned by the public. And at least one member of the public that owns the Packers also plays for this weekend’s opponent, the Seahawks.
As noted by Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, the man who will make his second career start at center for the Seahawks owns a small slice of the Packers.
“I have three shares in frames, in fact,” Drew Nowak said this week, via Bell.
It creates an odd conflict of interest that really isn’t a conflict. Nowak’s shares of stock in the Packers can’t appreciate in value; his career in the NFL can. As soon as he remembers who he plays for.
“When we won the Super Bowl — sorry, I said ‘we’ — when they won the Super Bowl that ’96-’97 season, I still have a duffle bag from that Super Bowl,” said Nowak, who was undrafted in 2012 from Western Michigan and spent two years with the Jaguars before joining the Seattle practice squad in 2014. “I still have hats. I have a picture actually in my room at home, a collage of all the guys from that team.”
He’s going to see a different type of collage of Packers on Sunday night, playing in the stadium not far from the town where he grew up.