Greatest free agent signings in Packers history: No. 4

Santana Dotson, Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Santana Dotson, Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport /

Santana Dotson is the fourth greatest free agent signing in Green Bay Packers history.

Santana Dotson was one of the anchors of the elite 90’s Packers defense.

There was Reggie White, LeRoy Butler and there was Dotson. His versatility, his ability to never take the target out of sight and his speed, is what truly made him special. Dotson is a fan favorite and a true legend in Green Bay.

Dotson played a huge part in leading the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 1996, and eventually leading them back the following year against Denver. Dotson will always be beloved in Green Bay and here’s why we’ve decided to put him at number 4.

4. Santana Dotson, DT

Drafted by Tampa Bay

Dotson was drafted in 1992 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He recorded 23 sacks and 176 tackles while in Tampa Bay. He was widely considered one of the league’s best at that time. Dotson was playing at a top-level in Tampa but couldn’t make it to the Super Bowl. He wanted to win it all and he went where he saw best…

On to Green Bay

In 1996 the Packers signed Dotson. This was the final piece that the team needed to win it all, and that they did. Dotson in 1996 racked up 5.5 sacks and 25 tackles. This along with the other giants of the defense was enough to win Super Bowl 31. In his tenure with Green Bay Dotson recorded 26 sacks and 158 tackles.

He had a great career in Green Bay and is part of the class of players that led the Packers back to the glory land in the 1990’s.

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Santana Dotson was and is one of the best players of the 90’s. He might not be headed to Canton but he will always be in the minds of Packers fans. Dotson earned himself the fourth spot on this list and earned the respect of fans.