5 greatest one hit wonders in Green Bay Packers history

  • A Heisman winner
  • The QB before Brett Favre
  • A RB from the 70s
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1. Don Majkowski, quarterback (1987-1992)

The Green Bay Packers have a very rich history at the quarterback position, a history that includes three highly notable NFL legends.

Bart Starr is obviously one of the first superstar quarterbacks in NFL history. He won five championships as a member of the Green Bay Packers, including two Super Bowls, and is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Brett Favre was one of the most dominant quarterbacks of the 1990s and 2000s, winning three MVP awards and setting the NFL record for most consecutive games started. He's also enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Aaron Rodgers was the successor to Brett Favre, and he just finished one of the most prolific careers of any quarterback in modern NFL history as a member of the Green Bay Packers with four MVP awards and a bust waiting for him in Canton someday. Of course, his career will continue as a member of the New York Jets this year.

But what about the other quarterbacks littered throughout Packers history? There is one player who certainly was a flash in the pan, a player who preceded Brett Favre as the starter for Green Bay and someone who just missed out on creating a legacy of his own with the franchise.

That player is Don Majkowski, a former 10th-round pick out of Virginia. Majkowski started a handful of games in each of his first two NFL campaigns, putting forth some decent production. By his third season, he was the full-time starter and he kind of exploded onto the scene. Majkowski made the Pro Bowl and finished as the runner-up for NFL MVP in the 1989 season with 4,318 passing yards and 27 touchdowns, adding 358 yards rushing and another five touchdowns on the ground.


How did this guy not end up as a long-term fixture in Green Bay? From 1990-1996 with the Packers, Colts, and Lions, Majkowski would only start 27 more games as a pro. The Packers replaced him with Brett Favre in 1992 and never looked back.

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