Moment 34 Course Correction

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April 02, 1976

The Packers trade QB John Hadl – who had been acquired two years earlier in the worst trade in team history, as the Packers shipped two first-round, two second-round and a third-round draft pick to the LA Rams for the 34-year-old – along with cornerback Ken Ellis and two draft picks, for Houston Oilers backup QB Lynn Dickey.

Despite a broken leg that cost him two years of his career, Dickey would go on to become one of the most prolific passers in Green Bay history, posting three seasons with 3,000-plus passing yards, including a league-leading 4,458 yards in 1983. That stood as a team record until surpassed in 2011, by league MVP Aaron Rodgers.

That same year, Dickey also led the NFL in touchdown passes, with 32, and in interceptions, with 29, as the Packers scored a (then) team-record 429 points in a topsy-turvy 8-8 season. Dickey was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992.
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