20 Green Bay Packers Quarterback Fun Facts


The Green Bay Packers are one of the most tradition rich teams in the National Football League. They’ve had a number of great players over the years, including at the quarterback position. Here is a look at 20 fun facts about Green Bay Packers quarterbacks.

-On January 1st, 2012, Matt Flynn set the new Green Bay single game touchdown pass record by throwing six TD passes in a win over the Lions. This record would later be matched twice by Aaron Rodgers. The main difference is that Flynn would only throw a total of 17 touchdown passes during his entire career.

-The player who would catch more touchdown passes from Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey than anyone else was Paul Coffman who caught 35 while the two played together. In second on that list with 32 is James Lofton.

-In 2009, Aaron Rodgers became the first Packers quarterback to be sacked 50 or more times in a season. He was brought down behind the line of scrimmage exactly 50 times that year. Three seasons later in 2012, he’d break his own team record when he was sacked 51 times.

-Babe Parilli played quarterback for the Packers in the late 1950’s and never had a 300 yard game. The most yards he ever threw for in a game during that time was 297 in a loss to the Redskins in 1958. After going to the Patriots of the AFL, Parilli would throw for more than 300 yards seven times.

-Who has thrown the most interceptions as a Packers quarterback in one season? Tobin Rote set the modern mark in 1950 when he threw 24 interceptions. That would stand as the most in team history until 1980 when Lynn Dickey threw 25. Dickey would break his own record when he threw 29 in 1983. Brett Favre then tied that with 29 interceptions of his own in 2005.

-James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe are two of Green Bay’s greatest wide receivers. The only quarterback to throw touchdown passes to both of them during his Packer career was Randy Wright.

-The first five quarterbacks to have 400 yard passing days for the Packers were Don Horn, Lynn Dickey, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, and Matt Flynn.

-The team who Brett Favre would throw the most touchdown passes against during his career was the Chicago Bears with a total of 60.

-Tobin Rote threw at least one touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games over the 1955 and 1956 NFL seasons. This set a Packers record at the time and was the first streak of 10 or more games this had been done for Green Bay. This team record would later be broken by Don Majkowski in 1988-89 and eventually be broken a few times by Brett Favre.

-The most yards Don Majkowski would ever throw for in a game in his career was the 367 he put up on 29 completions in a 1989 home win over the Detroit Lions.

-The first Green Bay quarterback to attempt 60 or more passes in a game was Brett Favre who attempted 61 in a win over the 49ers in 1996. Aaron Rodgers would equal that in 2015 in a loss to the Lions.

-Billy Howton caught five of the first six touchdown passes Packers all time great Bart Starr threw in his career. Those five were the only ones Starr would throw Howton during their time in the NFL.

-A 1950 loss to the Lions saw Packers quarterback Tom O’Malley set a team record with six interceptions in one game. Over 65 years later, five Green Bay quarterbacks would go on to come one shy of equaling that mark by throwing five interceptions in a game: Tobin Rote, Bart Starr, Randy Wright, Don Majkowski, and Brett Favre.

-Zeke Bratkowski played quarterback in the NFL for the Bears, Rams, and Packers. He threw four touchdown passes against Green Bay during his career and 21 while wearing the uniform of the Packers.

-In a 2000 home win over the vikings, Brett Favre threw the first overtime touchdown pass in Green Bay history when he connected with Antonio Freeman from 43 yards out.

-Four of the first five postseason touchdown passes Brett Favre threw in his career were caught by Sterling Sharpe.

-In a 1981 Packers loss to the Jets, Lynn Dickey would set a team record for most times getting sacked in one game when he was brought down behind the line of scrimmage nine times.

-The first 90+ yard touchdown pass in Packers history was thrown by Arnie Herber in a win over the Cardinals in 1939. It went for 92 yards and was caught by future Hall of Fame member Don Hutson.

-The first player ever to catch a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in the NFL was Packers receiver Greg Jennings. This came on November 29, 2007 i a loss to the Cowboys. It happened in the second quarter and was good from 11 yards out.

-Players most people may not remember once suited up and saw regular season action as quarterback for the Packers: Mike Tomczak, Jim Zorn, Vince Ferragamo, Chuck Fusina, Seneca Wallace, Ty Detmer, Mark Brunell, Bobby Douglass, Jim McMahon, T.J. Rubley, Steve Bono, and Steve Pisarkiewicz.

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