4. James Lofton
Most fans will remember James Lofton as the other receiver on those Buffalo Bills Super Bowl teams opposite Andre Reed. Or maybe they remember him in a Raiders uniform. Or maybe they just know him as a Hall of Fame wide receiver.
It’s easy to forget where and how Lofton got his start. He was drafted in the first round, sixth overall, in 1978 by the Green Bay Packers. But sadly for Lofton, he played on a lot of bad teams to start his career.
Lofton only played in one playoff game while with the Packers despite putting up All-Pro type numbers.
Lofton was the centerpiece of an aerial attack the Packers put up in the early 80s that if they ever had a defense, they could have been a formidable team.
As it was, Lofton’s greatness went almost forgotten because of the teams he was on.
When Lofton left the Packers he was number one in just about every statistical category and stayed that way for almost 20 years.
Even now with all the good receivers the Packers have had, he still sits number two on the Packers all-time receiving list with 530 catches for 9,656 yards for 49 touchdowns.