Pro Football Focus has created an all-decade team that ranked the top 101 players from the 2010’s and a few current and former Packers made the list.
During the last 10 years, the Green Bay Packers have consistently been one of the top teams in the NFL. Although it was led by Aaron Rodgers, he is not the only reason for all the success, and quite a few current and former Packers made the list. In the 2010’s the Packers only had two losing seasons. They ended the decade with an NFC Championship Game run, which was their fourth appearance in the 2010s.
Aaron Rodgers - #6
Aaron Rodgers ranked number six overall on the list, and was the third quarterback. He was behind Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers started the decade by winning the Super Bowl in Dallas, and continued to play at a high level throughout the 2010’s. His records include the best touchdown-interception ratio in NFL history as well as the highest QB rating in history.
Aaron Rodgers was constantly rated as one of the top quarterbacks, racking up two MVPs along the way. However, in the last two years, analysts and fans alike say he has started a down slide, which would explain why he is the third quarterback on PFF’s list.
Casey Hayward - #24
Hayward was a second-round pick by the Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft, and immediately lived up to expectations. He recorded six interceptions in his rookie season. He spent most of the next season injured, and then only had three interceptions in his last two seasons with the Packers, at a time when the entire defense struggled week in and week out, even though he continued to stand out.
He ended up with the Los Angeles Chargers, where he has not missed a game in three years, and is consistently one of the highest-graded cornerbacks in the NFL.
Josh Sitton - #68
Josh Sitton was a big part of the Green Bay Packer’s success in the 2010’s, and his inclusion on the list makes perfect sense. Blocking for Aaron Rodgers is no small feat; because of his ability to improvise, he needs offensive lineman like Josh Sitton who can consistently perform well in pass protection.
PFF gave him a 94.9 pass blocking grade in the 2014 season, the single highest grade ever given to an offensive lineman.
Jordy Nelson - #69
Speaking of players who were instrumental in the Green Bay Packers’ success, Jordy Nelson also found himself a spot on this list. There was a 5-6 year stretch where, seemingly at least once a game, Aaron Rodgers would throw a roll-out bomb to Jordy Nelson and defenses could not stop it.
Aaron Rodgers has a 116.7 career passing rating when throwing to Jordy Nelson, which is absurd considering Rodgers targeted Nelson 887 times during their nine seasons together. The Rodgers-Nelson connection will go down as one of the best QB-WR tandems in Green Bay history.
Nelson also won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 2016, after tearing his ACL the year before.
David Bakhtiari - #84
Few players are beloved by their fans more than David Bakhtiari, and he has always had the play to back it up. During the last decade, he had the second-highest pass blocking grade according to PFF. Bakhtiari was behind only Joe Thomas, who many consider one of the greatest linemen of all time.
Bakhtiari has been consistent his entire career, continuing to provide strong pass blocking for Aaron Rodgers. And though it didn’t factor into their grading, Bahtiari also had an awesome cameo in “Pitch Perfect 2,” offering a great rendition of “Bootylicious” with Josh Sitton and several other Packers.