John Kuhn retiring as a Packer

Who says you can’t go home? Former Green Bay fullback John Kuhn has notified General Manager Brian Gutekunst that he will retire a Green Bay Packer. Kuhn was a fan favorite in Green Bay, and fans loved to echo his last name through Lambeau on game days.

Kuhn spent 9 of his 12 NFL seasons with Green Bay. He is 36 years old and last played in 2017 with the New Orleans Saints. He did not play in the NFL last season.

He played 9 seasons with the Packers starting in 2007. His NFL career kicked off in 2006 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He then spent 2016 and 2017 with the New Orleans Saints. During his time with Green Bay, he was a trusted teammate and new the offense as well as quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

In his 9 seasons in Green Bay, he had 15 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 196 times for 601 yards. Besides his 15 touchdowns, he also scored 7 postseason touchdowns, which are second most in franchise history. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times as a Packer. Kuhn played 139 regular season games for Green Bay, which is second most in franchise history for a running back. He was also a trusted blocker. There were numerous times fans can remember him blocking a defender coming on the blitz on Rodgers blindside to free the QB to scramble or provide him with an extra second to hit Jordy Nelson, Randal Cobb, Donald Driver or Davante Adams for a big play.

Kuhn was an intragal member of the Packers Super Bowl XLV team in 2010. Kuhn was also a member of the Super Bowl XLV team that defeated the Steelers in 2010. His seven postseason touchdowns are the second most in Packers franchise history.

The fullback position was a key component to the Packers offense during Kuhn’s time. Former head coach McCarthy was one of the last few head coaches still utilizing the fullback.

Fans can watch John Kuhn’s retirement press conference today at 1 p.m. on packers.com.

Say it with me one last time, Kuuuuuuuuuuuuhn!

Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag

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