The Green Bay Packers are one of the most historic teams in the history of the NFL. They’ve had plenty of weird stars come to Wisconsin over the years.
The Green Bay Packers have always seen like they were on the wrong side of weird jerseys. Brett Favre in a Minnesota Vikings jersey. Davonte Adams in a Las Vegas Raiders jersey. Now, we’re waiting for the next weird jersey swap as Aaron Rodgers prepares to head to the New York Jets. It’s a wild ride for Packers fans, but cutting that tension with four Super Bowl wins is easier.
However, the Packers have been just as guilty of stealing other teams’ stars. In fact, the first major free agent ever was Reggie White, one of the best defensive ends in league history. He left the Philadelphia Eagles to join the Packers in 1993.
White played for the Packers for six seasons, and some could argue he’s more known now as a Packer than anything. He won a Super Bowl in Green Bay. He set their franchise sacks record (which has since been passed twice). White was dominant with the Packers. Other additions didn’t have near the impact.
These are the most unlikely players we ever saw in a Packers uniform:
3. Jeff Saturday
Star offensive linemen will leave their home teams to play for a superstar-caliber quarterback. That’s what Indianapolis Colts star Jeff Saturday did when Peyton Manning left. The Colts basically told Saturday that it was time for him to set himself off to pasture. They were probably right, but Saturday was able to secure the bag in free agency.
He signed a two-year deal with the Packers worth $7.75 million. The Packers needed a center after Scott Wells left to join the Rams.
It was a strange season to say the least. Saturday made the Pro Bowl somehow, but he was benched in December for his poor play. Just goes to show how pointless the Pro Bowl is. Anywho, most fans don’t remember Saturday’s time in Green Bay, and he retired at the end of his first season with another season still on his contract.