On Monday, the NFL announced its All-Decade team for the decade of the 2010s. Covering the 2010 through the 2019 season, this team honors the 53 players and two head coaches deemed to be the best for that time period. This team has three players who spent part or all of the decade with the Green Bay Packers, led by the team’s Hall of Fame-bound quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers started the decade off right, winning Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season. In that game, Rodgers won Super Bowl MVP, throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Rodgers made seven Pro Bowl teams during the decade — missing the honor only during the Super Bowl season and the two years when he suffered major injuries. He also was first-team All Pro twice, in the 2011 and 2014 seasons when he also won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award.
During regular seasons from 2010 through 2019, Rodgers amassed the following stat line:
3187 completions, 4925 attempts (64.7% completion rate)
38,145 passing yards (7.7 yards per attempt)
Rodgers also ran for 2,552 yards on 489 rushing attempts, an average of 5.2 yards per carry, adding 19 touchdowns with his legs. Finally, Rodgers recorded one pass reception for a loss of one yard, with that play coming in 2012. When Rodgers was the Packers’ starting quarterback over the last decade, the team’s results have been tremendous. The Packers went 96-45-1 with him as the starter, good for a winning percentage of 0.680.
Joining Rodgers on the All-2010s team is former Packers edge rusher Julius Peppers. Peppers spent three years in Green Bay from 2014 to 2016, earning one Pro Bowl appearance and recording 25 sacks and eight forced fumbles. In total, he racked up 78.5 sacks from 2010 to 2018, his final year, adding 22 forced fumbles, 14 fumble recoveries, 38 pass breakups, and five interceptions in that span. Peppers made four Pro Bowls and earned one first-team All Pro selection during the decade.
Peppers’ selection is a truly remarkable one. He was also one of the defensive ends on the 2000s All-Decade team, making him one of a select few individuals to earn selection onto the team for multiple decades. The only other players to be so honored in both the 2000s and 2010s are New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and specialist devin Hester, who made the 2000s team as a punt returner and the 2010s team as a kickoff returner.
Finally, offensive guard Jahri Evans was also named to the list. Evans played his final season in Green Bay in 2017 after a lengthy career with the New Orleans Saints. He made six straight Pro Bowls from 2009 to 2014, being named first-team All-Pro four consecutive seasons from 2009 through 2012. Evans started 14 games for the Packers.