The Green Bay Packers are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL, and former Alabama QB Bart Starr is a big part of that rich history.
Starr led the Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls ever played, and also won MVP honors in those games. The Packers have also won Super Bowls under Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, the latter of whom is still the Green Bay starter.
On Sunday, after news broke of Starr’s death, Favre and Rodgers paid tribute to the legendary Packer. As you can see below, Favre tweeted out a heartfelt message:
Bart Starr was the most kind, thoughtful and classiest person you could ever know. I consider myself extremely lucky to have called him friend and to have been mentioned in the same breath. Deanna and I are praying for Cherry and the Starr family. #RIPBartStarr
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) May 26, 2019
Rodgers posted three pictures of Starr on his Instagram page, including two of times he met Starr:
Starr’s No. 15 jersey is retired by the Packers. He means a lot to everyone in Green Bay, and these are two tributes that probably would have meant a lot to him.