Green Bay Packers: Top 30 moments in franchise history
Jan 31, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Green Bay Packers former general manager Ron Wolf looks on during a press conference to introduce the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees at Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
12. Hiring of Ron Wolf
1991 started the turnaround for the Green Bay Packers franchise – and it started with Ron Wolf.
From 1986-91 the Packers had one winning season, and were looking for a rebuild. That all started with the hiring of Ron Wolf in 1991. He was the start of something magical that was about to transpire in Green Bay.
Initially, team president Bob Harlan sparked some controversy in giving Wolf complete control of the organization.
"“He has total authority over every phase of the [football] operation and over every person in the player personnel area,” Harlan said. “What he does with the head coach, what he does with the scouts, that’s all his prerogative.”"
Hiring Wolf proved to be a brilliant decision, as he helped guide a turnaround of the franchise that is still thriving today. He made the decision to hire Mike Holmgren, trade for Brett Farve, and sign Reggie White. The Packers team in the 1996 season was one of the most talented in franchise history, which was built by Wolf.
Wolf served as the Packers general manager from 1991-2001 and is one of only two executives in the pro football hall of fame.