The Green Bay Packers are in a bit of trouble right now.
The team is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL as they date back to 1919. Keep in mind that they are unique as they are a non-profit, community-owned team based in the United States. They have a rich history as their home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.
One thing that is negative among free agents is that the Packers is the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the 1920s and 30s.
Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association in 1921. Its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee, where it played selected home games between 1933 and 1994.
What an interesting number is that Forbes ranked the Packers as the world's 26th most valuable sports franchise in 2016 with a value of $2.35 billion.
Despite that, they know how to win titles. In the history of the franchise, they have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles in addition to four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger.
The most famous head coach in the history of the league was Vince Lombardi, who had the honor of the super bowl title named after him. He guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two additional Super Bowl wins came in 1997 and 2011.
Anytime you lose a player of Aaron Rodgers' caliber, your team is going to suffer and the Packers are no different. Green Bay Packers fans can't be too happy with what they've seen from backup quarterback Brett Hundley so far this year.
Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions is a perfect example of what the Packers look like without Rodgers, which is a mediocre football team at best. It also shows that he should be the Most ‘Valuable’ Player (MVP) every single year with these type of team. He had to watch from the sideline as Green Bay struggled to move the ball down the field.
Once fans of the NFL realized that they need to keep their season alive in time for Rodgers to make a return to a team in the playoff hunt in December, they knew they had to do something. Thus, they have taken to Craigslist to look for a new QB.
"I have great faith in Brett Hundley. Brett Hundley is not our issue right now," Mike McCarthy said, via the team's official website. "There's some very lopsided statistics. Look close at those. They told the story."
“My only goal I care about is winning. Didn’t get that done,” he said. “Gotta go back, look at the film, see what I can do better, and go from there. We can’t let this loss or the last loss define us as a team. We have to shake this off.
“It hurts. I want to stand up here with a W. Tomorrow I’m going to wake up, God’s blessed us with another day, and we’ve got to go to work.”