The Green Bay Packers are the third-oldest franchise in the National Football League, as they were founded in 1919. The franchise has won more league championships than any other NFL team, with 13 titles, four since the inception of the Super Bowl. The best draft picks by the Green Bay Packers are Paul Hornung, Ray Nitschke and Bart Starr.
No. 3: Paul Hornung, RB, (1957 – 1962 & 1964 – 1966)
Paul Horung was selected first overall in the 1957 NFL Draft. he could play running back, safety and placekicker. The Hall of Famer was just an all-around athlete and was selected to the Pro Bowl on two occasions, along with being named league Most Valuable Player in 1961. The short-yardage expert ended his career with 3,711 rushing yards, a 4.2 rush average, 1,480 receiving yards and 72 touchdowns.
No. 2: Ray Nitschke, LB, (1958 – 1972)
Ray Nitschke spent all of his 15 seasons in the NFL with the Packers at the linebacker position, having been drafted in the 1958 NFL Draft in the 3rd round. he anchored a defense that went on to win five NFL titles and the first two Super Bowls ever played. The MVP of the 1962 NFL Championship game was a three-time All-Pro and a Pro Bowler in 1964. The hard-hitting Hall of Famer recorded 25 interceptions during his career, but will be remembered most for his strong discipline throughout his career.
No. 1: Bart Starr, QB, (1956 – 1971)
Bart Starr led the Packers to multiple league championships after been drafted in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft. The Hall of Famer won the MVP award in 1966 and was also named a Pro Bowler on four occasions. he led the franchise in Super Bowl I and II and was named MVP of both Super Bowls. Starr also led the Packers to five NFL championships prior to the Super Bowl, in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. he finished his career with 152 touchdowns, 24,718 passing yards and passer rating of 80.5.
Any player who can lead a franchise to a combined seven titles is worthy of being held in high esteem. that is even more appropriate if the player was chosen late in the draft, rather than being a sure-thing top pick. as such, Bart Starr is the best player drafted by the Green Bay Packers.