50 greatest Green Bay Packers players from the last decade

Green Bay Packers, Julius Peppers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Za'Darius Smith
Green Bay Packers, Za’Darius Smith (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

25. John Kuhn – FB

A fan favorite throughout his career, John Kuhn had some memorable moments for the Packers. Perhaps the most important was a block on Julius Peppers, which prevented a sack and allowed Aaron Rodgers to throw a division-winning touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in 2013. Kuhn made three Pro Bowls with the Packers in the 2010s.

24. Casey Hayward – CB

One of Ted Thompson’s biggest mistakes as general manager was not re-signing Casey Hayward. Hayward battled injuries in Green Bay but, when healthy, was a difference-maker in the secondary. He played in 51 games, making 34 pass breakups and nine interceptions.

23. Micah Hyde – DB

Another player the Packers should’ve re-signed was Micah Hyde, who lined up just about everywhere in the secondary. Whether it was at safety or slot corner, Hyde made an impact for the Packers. He also returned three punts for touchdowns in his first two seasons in Green Bay.

22. Sam Shields – CB

When healthy, Sam Shields was a star for the Packers at cornerback. He started 62 games in eight years, finishing with 66 pass defenses and 18 interceptions. Shields was a difference-maker in the secondary and made a huge impact throughout his career.

21. Za’Darius Smith – LB

The fact Za’Darius Smith is this high in the rankings after only one season shows what an impact he made. Smith finished 2019 with a league-leading 37 quarterback hits to go with 13.5 sacks and a Pro Bowl selection. Smith to Green Bay was the move of the offseason.