Green Bay Packers: Top 30 moments in franchise history
Bart Starr, pictured here with some of the members of his team of 1982. Starr was NFL MVP only once – 1966.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph
9. Packers select Bart Starr in 17th round
If you want to talk about Tom Brady being a steal in the NFL draft, you must not overlook Bart Starr.
In 1956, the Green Bay Packers selected Bart Starr in the 17th round of the NFL draft. It is overlooked as one of the biggest steals of all time.
While in Green Bay, Starr won six division championships, five NFL championships, and two Super Bowls. He was awarded the NFL MVP trophy in 1966, and was the Super Bowl MVP in 1967 and 1968. What some may not know, however, is that Starr did struggle his first few seasons in Green Bay.
In Starr’s first five seasons he threw 23 touchdowns to 41 interceptions, before he was able to discover the magic with head coach Vince Lombardi. Starr was a perfect fit in Lombardi’s scheme, and the rest was history.
Starr’s career accolades are endless, his #15 sits atop of Lambeau Field in significance of its retirement. He is a member of both the Packers and Pro Football hall of fame.
"“THE QUARTERBACK’S JOB IS TO BE A COACH ON THE FIELD. I’D SAY THERE ARE THREE THINGS A QUARTERBACK MUST HAVE. ONE, HE’S GOT TO HAVE THE RESPECT OF HIS TEAMMATES. TWO, HIS AUTHORITY MUST BE UNQUESTIONED. AND THREE, HIS TEAMMATES MUST BE WILLING TO GO TO THE GATES OF HELL WITH HIM.”"