Everything changed for the Green Bay Packers 25 years ago.
Wind the clocks back to 1993. The Packers has just finished 9-7 under first year head coach Mike Holmgren and had an exciting but raw gunslinger at quarterback named Brett Favre. Things were looking up for the first time in a long time in Green Bay but no one thought they would win a Super Bowl in the next few years.
Enter Reggie White.
White was the first big name in the league to test free agency and the fact he landed in little old Green Bay sent shockwaves throughout not just Wisconsin but the entire NFL.
It was White’s signing that catapulted the Packers into the league’s elite and they won the Super Bowl in White’s fourth season with the team. The Packers have remained one of the premier franchises in the NFL ever since.
The Minister of Defense’s signing with Green Bay is celebrated plus the Packers beefing celebrations for their 100th season in today’s cheese curds.
The renovated Lambeau Field is really the house That Reggie (and Brett) built. Green Bay used to be Siberia for free agents and unsigned players. Not anymore, still thanks to White.
There will be plenty going on at Lambeau Field and around Wisconsin this summer to commemorate the Packers’ 100th season.
While the Packers’ offense clearly needed some adjustments, they don’t need to reinvent the wheel with Rodgers at quarterback.
Zach Kruse makes the case for the Memphis standout. He favorably compared to Greg Jennings and could be an enticing second round pick.
Denzel Ward is all but certain to be gone, but Minkah Fitzpatrick wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize at corner.