Best pass rushers in Green Bay Packers history: 8. Aaron Kampman
- 2x Pro Bowl (2006-07)
- 2x Second-Team All-Pro (2006-07)
- 54.0 career quarterback sacks w/Packers
- 2x 10+ quarterback seasons w/Packers (2006-07)
- 2x Packers season leader in quarterback sacks (2006-07)
Aaron Kampman will be forever overshadowed by another pass rusher we’ll get to in a bit. But let’s not forget just how good he was at getting after the quarterback during his eight seasons in Green Bay.
As only a fifth-round pick out of Iowa by the Packers in the 2002 NFL Draft, it would take a few years for Kampman to really crack a role in the Green Bay pass-rushing rotation. After only having 2.5 combined quarterback sacks in his first two years in the league, Kampman registered 4.5 his third year in the league in 2004.
That would be his first year with Green Bay where he appeared in all 16 regular season games and would miss just one in his final six years with the Packers. 2005 saw him amass 6.5 quarterback sacks and 81 combined tackles. Both would be career highs for Kampman up to that point.
Then in 2006, Kampman plowed through opposing offensive lines like nobody’s business. He led the team with 15.5 quarterback sacks on 89 combined tackles, hitting the opposing quarterback 30 times and registering 18 tackles for a loss of yardage. Kampman mad his first career trip to the Pro Bowl and would be named Second-Team All-Pro.
He backed up his breakout season with another excellent year with the Packers in 2007. Kampman again made the Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro, as he led the Packers with 12.0 quarterback sacks in 15 games. He came up half a sack short of 10.0 in 2008 with 9.5, but would not be much of an effective professional player after that.
Kampman played one last season with the Packers in 2009, but managed just 3.5 quarterback sacks. He would leave Green Bay that offseason and played two more nondescript years with the Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring in 2011. Kampman recorded 54.0 of his 58.0 career quarterback sacks in Green Bay uniform.