Thirty Sundays to NFL football: 30 reasons why we love the Green Bay Packers
A Hall-of-Famer himself, Ron Wolf was hired back in 1991 to turn the Packers franchise around.
And not only did he turn it around, but he turned it and the league on its head by managing personnel in such a way in the new era of free agency as to build a team that took its place among the elite in the mid-1990s.
While he is most well-known for his trade that brought Brett Favre to Green Bay, Wolf was also instrumental in landing the league’s biggest free agent at that time … Reggie White.
Those two moves did more to bring the Packers from the depths of despair than any in recent franchise history.
Though he called his own team “a fart in the wind” following the Super Bowl XXXII loss, the franchise had been lifted to its greatest heights – a level at which the team continues.
Ted Thompson can certainly thank Ron Wolf for paving the trail on which he has continued.
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