Moment 74 Change At The Top

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November 27, 1991

Ron Wolf is named Packers general manager with full authority over the football operation. Six weeks later, Wolf convinces Mike Holmgren, the 49ers offensive coordinator pursued by at least a half dozen NFL teams, to become head coach of the Packers.

The sea change at the top begins a revitalization of the franchise, as over the next few years, Wolf traded for QB Brett Favre and signed Reggie White as a free agent, altering the Packers’ fortunes.

Beginning in 1993, Green Bay embarked on a stretch of six consecutive playoff appearances, which included three division titles, three straight trips to the NFC Championship Game, back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, and one league championship.

Primarily for his rebuilding of Green Bay into a champion again, Wolf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 in the newly created contributors category. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2000, with Holmgren following in 2012.
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