A fan-favorite in Green Bay, Kuhn had an excellent career with the Packers, helping the team win Super Bowl XLV. Three times a Pro Bowler and twice an All-Pro during his time in Green Bay, Kuhn was often one of the unsung heroes during the Aaron Rodgers era.
He is one of several former Packers nominated. Others include Jordy Nelson, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton, and Julius Peppers.
Kuhn is deservedly named a Hall of Fame nominee after a fantastic career, and we also got to see his reaction to the news live on air.
Packers legend John Kuhn finds out he is Hall of Fame nominee live on air
While live on Milwaukee's 97.3 The Game, Kuhn was surprised by co-hosts Bill Schmid and Armen Saryan, who broke the news on air. Here is the amazing moment:
What a great moment.
Kuhn earned this achievement for his incredible play and hard work, but even now, he is still praising his former teammates, giving them credit for the Pro Bowl teams he played on. He may not big himself up too much, but we will.
Kuhn was so underrated in Green Bay. While the attention understandably went to Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, and the other stars the Packers had on offense, Kuhn consistently made plays. The Packers relied on his blocking, and he also came up with some crucial carries in short-yardage situations.
We all remember the fourth-down NFC North winner at Soldier Field in 2013. In his first game back from injury, Aaron Rodgers found Randall Cobb on fourth-and-8 to stun the Chicago Bears and win the division.
Who made that play possible? John Kuhn. Without his awareness to see Julius Peppers blitzing and his reaction to make a block, Rodgers would have been sacked to end the game.
Huge congratulations go to Kuhn. He deserves this moment.