Green Bay Packers: 15 greatest pass rushers of all-time

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The Green Bay Packers know a few things about getting after the quarterback in their 100-year history. Here are their 15 greatest pass rushers of all-time.

The Green Bay Packers are coming off a frustrating 2018 NFL season. While they were expected to bounce back after a lost 2017 NFL season due to an Aaron Rodgers season-ending injury, Green Bay struggled mightily and fell to a miserable 6-9-1 on the year. Long-time head coach Mike McCarthy was fired and Green Bay was looking for its first head coach in over a decade before landing Matt LaFleur.

Green Bay will enter its second offseason with Brian Gutekunst as its general manager. Though the Packers have a lot of holes to fill on the roster, Green Bay did do a decent job of getting after the quarterback in 2018. The Packers finished in the top-10 in the NFL with 44 quarterback sacks. Leading the way for Green Bay was third-year pro in outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell with his 10.5.

For Green Bay to get back to good, the Packers will need to not just have competency on offense, but a pass rush that will allow Rodgers and company to play comfortably with a lead. When the Packers are at their best, they have a star quarterback under center and a bevy of playmakers on defense that can make the opposing quarterback’s life miserable.

With Fackrell seeming to have finally come into his own in 2018, let’s take a look at the greatest pass rushers in Packers history. Do keep in mind that quarterback sacks were not an official stat until the 1982 NFL season, so this list might be slightly skewed to the last 40 years or so.

Nevertheless, this list is chock full of elite defensive line talents and even a few Pro Football Hall of Famers. Without further ado, let’s get cracking with No. 15

Honorable Mentions: Gilbert Brown, Robert Brown, Fred Carr, Mike Daniels, Santana Dotson, Kyler Fackrell, Bill Forester, Cullen Jenkins, Sean Jones, John Martinkovic

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