He was an arrogant creep back then and I was reminded of his cretan attitude and me-first way of living and playing today when the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame posted a “Today in Packers History” that so nicely reminded us as to why drafting him was not the way to go.
You can imagine how he would have fit into the Packers Way, can’t you?
Bosworth played a total of 24 games over a three-year span – a huge bust who is right up there with Tony Mandarich.
But he had the gall before he was selected number one overall in the 1987 supplemental draft by the Seattle Seahawks to write a letter to more than half the teams in the entire league telling them not to draft him because he wouldn’t play for them. One of those teams was the Packers.
In fact, before the draft, he came out publicly and tried to humiliate the franchises by saying that these particular teams should not consider drafting him: “One, the Indianapolis Colts. Two, the Buffalo Bills. Three, the Green Bay Packers.”
The last time I looked, all three of those franchises are still going strong.
What about The Boz? Where is he these days? Don’t answer that, because frankly I don’t care.
So, who did the Packers draft that year? Well they had a pretty decent draft.
Their first overall pick was running back Brent Fullwood
Their number two selection they got a linebacker by the name of Johnny Holland
And with the 255th pick in round 10 they took a guy by the name of Don Majkowski – here’s his Green Bay stats:
I’m so glad The Boz rebuffed the Packers.
Here’s the Boz’s career stats …