The 10 biggest what-ifs in Green Bay Packers history

- What if Aaron Rodgers had gone to the 49ers?

- What if Dez Bryant caught it?

- What if Reggie White never signed?

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Playing the "what if" game in any team's history is a dangerous game to play. It's impossible to know exactly what could have happened in an alternate universe where some of the biggest events in Green Bay Packers history turn out different than they actually did. But when it comes to the NFL, you often find yourself wondering "what if" a lot more often than you'd maybe care to admit.

Sometimes the alternate options can be terrifying, bringing a sense of relief that things turned out the way they did. Other times, you certainly wish you could use the gift of hindsight to go back in time and change things.

But what about for the Green Bay Packers? What are some of the biggest "what-if" situations or moments in franchise history? Let's look at 10 defining moments, signings, draft picks, or mistakes that have brought us to the point we're at entering the 2023 season.

10 biggest what-ifs in Green Bay Packers history

10. What if Reggie White had not signed with the Packers?

Thankfully, we don't live in a world in which Reggie White didn't sign with the Green Bay Packers. White is one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, which in and of itself feels like an understatement. White was the runner-up for Defensive Rookie of the Year back in 1985, and from 1986-1998, he put together a ridiculous stretch of play in which he was selected to 13-straight All-Pro teams as well as 13-straight Pro Bowls.

The late Pro Football Hall of Famer joined the Green Bay Packers in 1993 and was an immediate force for the team, obviously. He averaged 11.4 sacks per season during his time in Green Bay, which included helping the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI and nearly winning back-to-back titles in Super Bowl XXXII.

A player like Reggie White hitting free agency obviously drew a ton of interest. Teams like Washington and San Francisco also wanted to sign him but he chose to move from Philadelphia to Green Bay and became such a huge part of the franchise's legacy.