The Green Bay Packers franchise is one of the oldest in the NFL. The Packers joined the NFL in 1921 and no team has won more championships in the history of the league.
In 2022, there are several franchise records and personal milestones that players on the team can reach.
Here is a look at 10 possible milestones that Packers players can attain if they reach reasonable expectations. Some are personal milestones while others are team records. The items on this list are not in any particular order:
- Mason Crosby, Career Extra Points
Crosby has been the Packers kicker since 2007 and he’s one of only two players on the roster who won a Super Bowl with the Packers (Aaron Rodgers is the other).
Crosby holds nearly all the Packers kicking and scoring records and he has a realistic chance to add to that list this season if he wins the kicking job for the 16th consecutive season.
The University of Colorado alum presently has 696 extra points in his NFL career and needs four more to reach the 700.
- Mason Crosby, Career Field Goals
Crosby is also the Packers all-time leader in career field goals with 370. That means he needs 30 field goals this season to become the first player in Packers history to reach 400 for his career.
That will not be an easy number to attain, but he has done it in the past. Three times in his career he has made 30 or more field goals in a season with the last one coming in 2018.
- Mason Crosby, Career Points
Crosby is the Packers all-time leading scorer by a very wide margin. He presently has 1,806 points and has averaged 7.5-points-per-game in his career. The next only other Packers player to score more than 1,000 points with the team is kicker Ryan Longwell with 1,054.
That means Crosby needs 94 points in 2022 to become the first player in franchise history to reach 1,900 for his career.
This is a very reachable goal for Crosby. He had 124 points last season in 17 games and has topped the 100-point mark in every season in his NFL career except for 2017 when he had only 78.
- Aaron Jones, Career Points
Running back Aaron Jones is currently 18th in Packers history with 318 career points. That total came on 53 touchdowns in 69 career games.
With a strong season, Jones has a chance to move up the career points list considerably. He needs 28 points to pass Antonio Freeman for 16th place and 58 points to pass Clarke Hinkle for 14th and one more point to tie Ted Fritsch for 13th place.
With a 78 point season (13 touchdowns total), Jones can tie Sterling Sharpe for 12th place all-time while Ahman Green is next on the list, 12 points ahead of Sharpe.
- Aaron Rodgers, Passing Yards
Rodgers is second on the Packers all-time passing yardage list with 55,360 for his career which started back in 2005. He is too far away to catch all-time leader Brett Favre who has 61,655. That means Rodgers would need to throw for 6,295 yards this season to tie Favre and that won’t happen.
However, Rodgers can reach the 60,000 yard mark for his career if he throws for 4,640 yards this season. That means he will have to stay healthy for all 17 games and have a very productive year. His career high in one season is 4,643 which he set back in 2011.
It is more likely that Rodgers will have to wait one more season to reach both 60,000 career yards and to surpass Favre for the franchise mark.
- Aaron Jones, Career Rushing Yards
Aaron Jones stands a good chance of moving up the Packers all-time career rushing yardage. He presently stands fifth on the list with 4,163 yards, 20 ahead of Ryan Grant.
Jones needs just 34 yards to pass Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo for fourth place and 861 yards to pass John Brockington for third place.
If Jones get 837 yards, he’ll reach 5,000 rushing yards for his career.
Last year, Jones gained 799 yards after missing two games. He topped 1,000 yards in both 2019 and 2020 so the passing Brockington is a possibility.
There is a gap of more than 3,000 yards between Brockington and second-place Jim Taylor.
- Aaron Jones, Rushing Touchdowns
In addition to rushing yards, Jones has a chance to move up to the upper echelon of the Packers all-time rushing touchdowns list.
He presently has 41 rushing touchdowns in his career which places him fourth on the Packers all-time list. He needs nine more to tie Hall of Famer Paul Hornung for third place and 13 to tie Ahman Green for second place on the list.
Jones had a career-high 16 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and nine in 2020 before falling off to four last season. He will need a productive 2022 campaign to move up the list but it’s a real possibility, especially if the Packers run the football more in the red zone now that Davante Adams has been traded to the Raiders.
- Randall Cobb, Career Catches
Cobb has 498 catches with the Packers in his career. He needs two more catches to reach 500 for his career.
If Cobb makes 32 more receptions this season, he’ll tie Lofton for fifth place on the team’s all-time list and if he can catch 52 passes this season, he’ll tie Jordy Nelson for fourth place in franchise history.
- Randall Cobb, Receiving Touchdowns
Veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb presently stands 10th on the Packers all-time receiving touchdowns list with 46. He has a chance to move up this list with a productive 2022.
Hall of Famer James Lofton is ninth with 49, followed by the legendary Max McGee who has 50.
If Cobb catches seven touchdowns this season, he will tie Greg Jennings for seventh place. He needs 11 to tie Antonio Freeman in sixth place although he only hit that mark once in his career and that was back in 2014.
Cobb caught five touchdowns in 12 games in 2021.
- A Rare Milestone
The Packers are expected to run the football more often in 2022 without Adams in the lineup. The fact that the Packers have two quality running backs in Jones and A.J. Dillon is another reason the team is expected to run the football more frequently this year.
Last season, Dillon led the team with 803 yards on 187 carries followed by Jones who gained 799 yards in 171 carries.
The Packers have never had two runners top 1,000 yards in the same season but both Dillon and Jones are capable of reaching that milestone.
The closest the Packers came to having two 1,000-yard runners in the same season was back in 1972 when Brockington gained 1,027 yards in 14 games while MacArthur Lane added 821 yards.
Could Dillon and Jones reach this milestone in 2022? It would be a big franchise first if they do.
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