Ahman Green come to the Green Bay Packers as a Running Back who had everything you wanted in a running back, except for one thing, he couldn’t quite hold on to the football.
Green was traded in the 2000 off-season to the Packers from the Seattle Seahawks and was looking for a new start. He proceeded to make the most out of his opportunities and became of the best running backs to play for the Packers.
This week we’ll look at his career in Green Bay and look at the numerous records he broke as a Packer.
Green played his college football at Nebraska where over a span of three season, he ran for 3880 yards and had 42 rushing touchdowns.
Ahman Green Career With Seahawks
He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1998 NFL draft to the Seattle Seahawks, where he played for 2 seasons behind Ricky Watters and had a hard time finding playing time. During his time with the Seahawks he only had 329 rushing yards and only one touchdown.
Ahman Green Career with the Packers
In 2000, Green was trade to the Packers for Fred Vinson and a 6th round pick.
In his first season as a Packer, Green took over the starting running back role halfway through the season after a slow start and sharing time with Dorsey Levens. He gained 1,175 yards and rushed for what was then a career high 10 touchdowns.
Green continued to improve the next season couple of seasons as the Packers sole running back. Green also became a receiving threat out of the backfield. From 2000 to 2004 he Green gained more yards from scrimmage and rushing yards than any other NFL player.
His best year was 2003 where he set the Green Bay Packers franchise record for most rushing yards in a season with 1,883 yards. Green also became the first and only player in NFL history to record at least 1,850 rushing yards, average 5.0 yards per carry, score 20 touchdowns and catch 50 passes that season.
In 2005 Green had his season cut short due to a ruptured thigh injury but returned in 2006 to have a strong season gaining 1,059 yards and 5 touchdowns. That season though turned out to be Greens last season with the Packers until 2009.
Green signed with the Houston Texans as a Free agent in 2007 and spent two seasons with the Texans. Although the Texans hoped Green could regain his abilities that he had back in 2003, Green struggled staying healthy and by the end of the 2008 season Green was released.
Green’s Second Stint with the Packers
Midway through the 2009 season the Packers needed some depth at Running Back and the Packers signed Green to the team. With his number 30 taken by Fullback John Kuhn, Green wore number 34 in honor of his idol Walter Payton. Green was used as a third down back and rushed 41 times for 160 yards and a touchdown. During his last stint with the Packers he became the Packers all time leader rusher in Packers history.——————