Some years you get to induct Brett Favre or Mike Holmgren into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Other years, it’s Donald Driver and Mark Lee.
The 2017 Packers Hall of Fame class will be comprised of the latter.
Driver, the Packers’ all-time leader with 10,137 receiving yards, was clearly a no-brainer. Although some people who don’t know any better will tell you Driver is the best receiver in Packers’ history and would be way off, he is certainly among the Packers’ all-time greats.
In the receiver category, he just needs to fall in line behind Don Hutson, Sterling Sharpe and James Lofton and you can put those last two in whichever order you prefer.
Driver played 14 seasons with the Packers. He played with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, so of course he was going to pile up some yardage.
Driver posted seven 1,000-yard seasons and made the Pro Bowl four times. He had 743 receptions and 61 touchdowns.
Greatest Donald Driver moment? This was certainly among them (although it’s better with the Larry McCarren call).
Mark Lee played cornerback for the Packers from 1980 to 1990.
If you know anything about the Packers of that era, you know they were bad and most of the time their defense was worse. Score 55, give up 56!
That said, obviously if you play 11 years as a cornerback you must have some skill. Perhaps, but I personally called Mark Lee “Toast” because he seemed to always be getting burnt.
I guess what I’m saying is, does Mark Lee belong in the Packers Hall of Fame?
Lee had 31 career interceptions to go along with 104 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.