- Super Bowl Championships: 4
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 45
- Claim to Fame: The only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the US
- Claim to Shame: After winning Super Bowl 2, they only made the playoffs twice in the next 25 years
Despite one of the smallest markets in professional sports, the Green Bay Packers have solidified themselves as one of the most historic, and successful, football franchises of all time.
The Packers were founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau. Lambeau would assemble a team and gather funding for uniforms and equipment from his employer, the Indian Packing Company.
The Packers franchise has a long-storied past of trials and tribulations; from an impressive 10-1 inaugural season, to being kicked out of the league for disguising college players, the Packers have seen it all.
The Packers have won 13 league championships, more than any other American football club, and four championships during the Super Bowl era. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls, in the 1966 and ’67 seasons, under hall of fame coach, Vince Lombardi.
Historically, the Packers have been a competitive franchise. Through dominant quarterback play, the Packers leverage their high-powered offense to dominate games. With Aaron Rodgers going down in Week 5 of 2017, with a broken collarbone, the Packers were forced to throw up the white flag and call the season a loss.
Subsequently, the Packers posted an uncharacteristic 7-9 record, and saw their eight straight playoff appearances streak snapped.
For Green Bay, the greatest improvement they could make for 2018 is to ensure the health of Aaron Rodgers. If Rodgers is on the field, Green Bay will be a contender. The Packers signed TE Jimmy Graham in the offseason after cutting Jordy Nelson for budgeting purposes.
The Packers spent their first two draft picks wisely, acquiring standout rookie CBs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. With an improved secondary, Green Bay should be able to get their offense on the field more often and implement a run game with Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones, and Jamaal Williams chomping at the bit.