Thirty Sundays to NFL football: 30 reasons why we love the Green Bay Packers
If there’s a quarterback in Packers history (sans Aaron Rodgers) who threw a better spiral than did Lynn Dickey, I’m not sure who it could have been.
If it had not been for injuries that slowed him later in his career, Dickey could have been even better than his nine year numbers indicate.
As the quarterback who spent much of his time throwing passes to the likes of James Lofton and J.J. Jefferson, Dickey had some tremendous seasons passing the ball in Green Bay.
Again, he didn’t play on teams with a whole lot of talent, so the numbers he put up are even that much more significant.
He completed 1,592 of 2,831 passes while in Green Bay for 21,369 yards and 133 touchdowns. One knock on Dickey was that he threw a lot of interceptions … and he did. During his nine years in Packers News he threw 151 picks.
His best year came in 1983 when he completed 289 of 484 passes for 4,458 yards and 32 touchdowns. He did that at the age of 34.
In all, he played 13 years in the NFL, despite severe injuries suffered during that stretch.
I will always remember him for the ball he threw. It was a thing of beauty.
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