Green Bay Packers: Top 10 Wide Receivers of All Time
By Matt George
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
2. Sterling Sharpe (1988-94)
Sharpe was the first round, seventh overall pick by the Packers in 1988 and he made an immediate impact on the team starting all 16 games. In his sophomore season, he led the league with 90 receptions and finished with 1,423 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Enter Brett Favre in 1992 and the dynamic duo became one of the top passing tandems in the league. At the end of the season, Sharpe set the NFL’s single-season reception record with 108. He became one of only seven players in NFL history to win the “Triple Crown” at the receiver position, leading the league in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and receptions finishing with 1,461 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The following season in 1993, Sharpe broke his own record with 112 receptions. It was the first time a player had consecutive seasons catching more than 100 passes in NFL history.
Favre was just entering his prime and it seemed that the two would demolish every NFL passing and receiving record ever set. Unfortunately, the five time All-Pro had his career cut short by a neck injury suffered during the 1994 season which left many Packers fans wondering what if?