Don “Majik Man” Majkowski’s best years in Green Bay came in the late 1980s, specifically the 1989 season when he earned his “Majik Man” moniker.
That season included a number of miraculous comeback wins, a win over the Super Bowl champion 49ers in San Francisco and the famous “Instant Replay” win over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.
During the magical year, Majkowski mastered Lindy Infante’s offense, completing 353 passes on 599 attempts for 4,318 yards and 27 touchdowns. He led the team to a 10-6 record, though the team missed out on the playoffs.
In his career in Green Bay, his record was a below mediocre 22-26-1, but he threw for 10,870 yards and 56 touchdowns – the majority of which came early in his career. After injuring his shoulder in 1990, Majkowski didn’t have the arm strength that he had earlier in his career.
He was also well-known as the quarterback who got injured and opened the door for Brett Favre to begin his Hall-of-Fame career in early 1992.
But we will never forget that 1989 season. He brought a renewed excitement to Green Bay Packers football – and we will never forget him for that.
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