Packers: Four players moving up franchise all-time record lists

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
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It’s no secret that the Green Bay Packers roster is made up of high-end talent at multiple positions. Some of those players are among the best at their positions in the NFL as well as Packers history.

Even though training camp might not open until July 27, it’s worth mentioning that several members of this year’s roster are knocking on the door of the franchise’s history books.

Below are some notable statistical achievements that I think could be reached by individual players this upcoming season.

Aaron Rodgers

Packers all-time passing touchdowns

There is no shortage of uncertainty surrounding Aaron Rodgers this off-season, however I fully expect he’ll be under center for the green and gold come week one. And when he does, I think we see 12 become the all-time passing touchdown leader in franchise history.

Brett Favre currently holds the franchise record for all-time passing touchdowns in Packers history with 442. As it stands Aaron Rodgers is second in franchise history with 412 touchdowns. As long as Rodgers is the Packers quarterback moving forward there is a high probability he’ll re-write that record, and possibly eviscerate it if the Packers commit to him beyond this season.

Za’Darius Smith

Top 10 all-time in sacks in franchise history

Za’Darius Smith is only entering his third year with the Packers, but his impact on the field far outweighs the duration with the team. After just two seasons Za’Darius Smith already finds himself 14th on the Packers’ all-time sack list with 26.

Smith is a relentless pass-rusher and if his play on the field is comparable to the past two seasons, a 10-sack campaign is likely in the cards. Should he be able to accomplish that, he would jump the likes of Santana Dotson, Mike Daniels, Cullen Jenkins, Vonnie Holliday, Nick Perry, Bryce Paup, and Tony Bennett who is currently seventh on the list with 36 sacks.

As far as free agent signings go, Za’Darius Smith was a home-run signing given everything he brings to the Packers defense.