Packers All-Decade Team: Aaron Rodgers leads the way
By Jesse Fry
We are days away from closing out the 2010s. With the end of the decade, now’s as good a time as any to take a look back at the best Green Bay Packers of the last 10 years.
In just days, we will enter the roaring 20s. Break out your flapper dresses and zoot suits and get ready to dance the Charleston. This time there will be no prohibition and if you listen to Aaron Rodgers, everyone should break out the PBRs, Leinenkugels or whatever your drink of choice is and celebrate.
With the decade ready to end, it’s fun to take a look back over the past 10 years and reminisce on what was.
The decade started out with so much promise. The 2010 Packers were Super Bowl champs and on top of the world. The 2011 season saw the Packers go 15-1 and put together the best offensive season in the history of the franchise, shattering just about every offensive record the Packers had.
The Packers have been to three NFC Championship Games going, 1-2 and have not made it back to the Super Bowl since the 2010 season. Though the team did win five division titles and went to the playoffs in seven of the 10 seasons with one more trip on its way.
Mike McCarthy was the head coach for all but one season in the decade and led the Packers to a 87-51-2 record in the 2010s. Overall, the Packers have 100 wins and counting. One more will give them a first-round bye, something the Packers have only achieved twice in the past 10 years (2011 and 2014).
Sadly, the decade will be remembered more for what could have been than what was. Many feel these past 10 years were wasted seasons. Only one championship with an elite quarterback in his prime can give you that view. No matter how you look at it, the past 10 years were a success. Just about any other team outside the Patriots would take what the Packers have done.
The Packers have an opportunity to close out the decade in style. They are sitting on top of the NFC North and if everything falls into place, can put together a run like the one they opened the decade with.
To help close out the 2010s, I’ve put together an All-Decade Packers Team. Next to their names you will see the years inside the 10s they were a part of the Packers, not the entirety of their career.