As executive vice president and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Ron Wolf is credited for putting the Packers franchise back on the winning track after a quarter century of mediocrity. Joining the organization late in the 1991 season, he quickly made two key moves early in 1992. His first was to hire Mike Holmgren as head coach. His second was to trade a first-round draft pick to Atlanta for an unknown second year quarterback named Brett Favre.
1992 was the first of seven winning seasons for the Packers under Wolf’s direction. In 1993, he signed free agent defensive end Reggie White, and the Packers reached the playoffs for the first time since 1982. Subsequent seasons would produce playoff teams annually through 1998, two NFC Championships (1996-97) and a Super Bowl XXXI victory on January 26, 1997.
Wolf retired after the 2000 season. The Packers regular season record under his tenure was 93-45 (a .639 winning percentage), including an incredible Lambeau Field home record of 53-10, (an .841 winning percentage).
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