Brett Favre’s Running Backs

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  Over the course of a 16 season career with the Packers, Brett played with a bunch of different running backs. The list brings a smile to the face and fond memories to the mind. 

When Brett took over the reigns as the starting quarterback he was handing the ball off to the likes of Vince Workman. Vince was a hard working running back and he had a great name but it wasn’t Vince that benefitted from the gunslinger taking some of the pressure off the run game, which gave running backs more space to work. 

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The first back that really benefitted from the arrival of the gunslinger was Edgar Bennett. Edgar ran the ball for the Packers from that first Favre start through 1996 when the Lombardi trophy returned to Green Bay after the long hiatus. 

Bennett shared the load during those years with Dorsey Levens. The two backs humbly put team accomplishments ahead of personal accolades as did the entire Packer team during those years. 

As Dorsey’s career wound down another powerful runner emerged. The Batman himself… Ahman Green. 

Green had a similar running style to that of Eddie Lacy. He wasn’t as much like a truck running people over though. He was more like a battering ram; hitting hard, gaining his footing, and quickly getting moving again. Green also had an overdrive gear that he could use in the open field. 

There were a lot of good running backs that really complemented Brett’s throws. They not only kept defenses honest but they themselves got involved in the passing game frequently. 

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