Greatest players in Green Bay Packers history: 24. Ahman Green
Admittedly, it’s been a while since the Packers were a team with a strong running game. Ty Montgomery might look good in a wide receiver jersey pounding the rock, but he’s no Ahman Green. Yes, Green is the last Pro Bowl level back the Packers could lean on in recent years. After two nondescript years with the Seattle Seahawks, Green emerged as a star in Green Bay.
Green rushed for over 1,000 yards six times in his eight years with the Packers. He made four straight Pro Bowls from 2001 to 2004, earning All-Pro second team honors in 2001. Green’s best season came in 2003 when he rushed the ball a ridiculous 355 times for 1,883 yards and 15 touchdowns. In consecutive seasons in 2003 and 2004, Green had the longest run of the year: 98 yards in 2003 and 90 yards in 2004.
While Green excelled in his first seven years with the Packers, he would leave the Packers in 2007 NFL free agency to sign with the Houston Texans. No, that did not turn out well for Green. He played in just 14 games for the Texans before being released. Green would return to the Packers for one final season in 2009 before retiring.
Overall, Green rushed for 8,322 yards on 1,851 carries for 54 touchdowns in 104 career games for Green Bay. He also had 350 catches for 2,726 yards and 14 touchdowns as a receiver in Packers uniform. While he is in the Packers Hall of Fame, Canton evades Green to this day. He could get in there one day. However, not reaching the 10,000 rushing yard plateau in the modern NFL era doesn’t help his case. Only four Pro Bowls and no championships probably don’t help either.