Packers Legend Bart Starr Dead At 85

Legendary Packers quarterback Bart Starr has died at the age of 85, according to a team press release. The Hall of Famer was synonymous with the Packers organization and was the only QB to ever lead his team to five NFL titles in a decade. 

He called the right thing at the right time and he executed it,” said Boyd Dowler, Starr’s favorite receiver. “He never made a bad read. He never made a stupid throw. If somebody was open, he’d get you the ball. He knew what it took to win and he went about doing it. He was a tremendous competitor and he was so consistent.”

Starr played 16 years for the Packers, tying him with Brett Favre for the franchise record. He was the MVP and victor of the first two Super Bowls ever played and captured the league MVP trophy in 1966.

Starr is survived by his wife Cherry and his son, Bart Jr.

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  1. Wade Herbers

    A class act. He raised a LOT of $$ for charitys. Tireless gentleman. And one heck of a football player.

  2. sascoach2003

    The best of his era. Those Lombardi era teams are still the standard bearers for today.

  3. brewcrewbernie

    Great football player, great man. All time legend on and off the field.

  4. mjctrack

    I would have taken him at QB this season over Stafford!! A true legend of the game. RIP

  5. crosseyedlemon

    Ironically if Bart were playing in the league today, he would be criticized for being a game manager….but if your managing to win constantly, how is that a bad thing? He had the perfect disposition to work with coach Lombardi. Unflappable and a natural leader.

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