Monday, July 10, 2023

Aaron Kampman named to All-Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers team


The All-Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers team

Zach Kruse 

The book is now officially closed on what can only be labeled as the oustanding eras of Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterbacks for the Green Bay Packers.

Favre, a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer, was a 16-year starter from 1992 to 2007; Rodgers, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, was a 15-year starter from 2008 to 2022. Together, the pair threw 1,001 touchdown passes for the Packers during the regular season and playoffs.

If not for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, the Favre-Rodgers Packers would have been the NFL’s gold standard of the last 30 seasons. They’ll settle for silver.

Between 1992 and 2022, the Packers won 314 regular-season games, the second-most in the NFL trailing only the Patriots (323). The Packers also scored 12,451 points between 1992 and 2022, the most in the NFL, and had the second-highest point differential (plus-2,208). The franchise won Super Bowls XXXI and XLV (losing Super Bowl XXXII) and was second in both playoff games (43) and playoff wins (23), again trailing only the Patriots.

Favre and Rodgers won 15 NFC Central or North titles and made nine NFC title game appearances.

There is no doubting the greatness of either quarterback. But all great quarterbacks must be surrounded by great players to win so many football games and achieve so many milestones.

In an attempt to acknowledge both the quarterbacks and the supporting cast, Packers Wire enlisted over 25 Packers-based media members to organize the definitive All-Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers Packers team spanning the franchise’s incredibly successful run between 1992 and 2022:



Edge rusher (4)

1. Reggie White (1993-98)
2. Clay Matthews (2009-18)
3. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (2000-2008)
4. Aaron Kampman (2002-2009)

Just missed: Rashan Gary (2019-present), Julius Peppers (2014-16), Za’Darius Smith (2019-2021)

White and Matthews dominated the voting process. White, one of the greatest free-agent signings in NFL history, needed only 94 games to produce 68.5 sacks. He was a transformational force for the Packers franchise and a Pro Bowler during all six of his seasons in Green Bay. Matthews, a first-round pick in 2009, produced four seasons with 10 or more sacks and made six Pro Bowls. He intercepted six passes, forced 15 fumbles and scored three defensive touchdowns. “KGB” had four 10.0-sack seasons and six with 8.0 or more. He was a Pro Bowler in 2003, had 13.5 sacks in both 2001 and 2004 and finished his Packers career with 74.5 sacks and 17 forced fumbles. Kampman, a two-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro, was dominant during a three-year stretch spanning 2006-08, when he created 37.0 sacks and 84 quarterback hits in 47 games. His 15.5 sacks in 2006 are the third-most in a season in Packers history. Gary, who could emerge as an elite edge rusher for the Jordan Love era, just missed the cut based on vote count.

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