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The story behind one team’s unprecedented dominance at the quarterback position
By developing a trio of Hall of Fame-bound passers, the Green Bay Packers have enjoyed success at the quarterback position that surpasses that of any other team in the National Football League. In Leaders of the Pack, veteran Packers writer Rob Reischel explores the organization's history of successful signal-callers, highlighting Bart Starr's Super Bowl victories, Brett Favre's collection of NFL records, and Aaron Rodgers' ascent into becoming one of the best players in today's NFL. Reischel traces the history of all three players, highlighting what it means to be a Packers quarterback both on and off the field, and then expands his insight to the rest of the league. He examines other team's dynamic trios—such as the Dallas Cowboys' Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Tony Romo or the San Francisco 49ers' Y. A. Tittle, Joe Montana, and Steve Young—but demonstrates why the Packers have the most successful players at the position in NFL history. Featuring Favre's thoughts about his place in the Packers' quarterback legacy in his own words, Leaders of the Pack is required reading for Packers fans young and old.
About the Author
Rob Reischel has covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's “Packer Plus” since 2001. He has received 15 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for his writing and editing, and he is the author of 100 Things Packers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Aaron Rodgers: Leader of the Pack, and Packers Pride. He lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters. Brett Favre was a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers for 16 seasons. While with the Packers, he appeared in two Super Bowls, including the Super Bowl XXXI victory. Ron Wolf was the general manager of the Green Bay Packers from 1991 until 2001, during which time he re-made the Packers into a perennial contender. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2015.