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Leaders of the Pack
Leaders of the Pack

Leaders of the Pack

Starr, Favre, Rodgers and Why Green Bay's Quarterback Trio is the Best in NFL History
By Rob Reischel, Foreword by Brett Favre, Preface by Ron Wolf

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781629371047

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2015)

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The story behind one team's unprecedented dominance at the quarterback position By developing a trio of Hall of Fame-bound passers, the Green Bay Packers have enjoyed success at the quarterback position that surpasses that of any other team in the National Football League. In Leaders of the Pack, veteran Packers writer Rob Reischel explores the organization's history of successful signal-callers, highlighting Bart Starr's Super Bowl victories, Brett Favre's collection of NFL records, and Aaron Rodgers' ascent into becoming one of the best players in today's NFL. Reischel traces the history of all three players, highlighting what it means to be a Packers quarterback both on and off the field, and then expands his insight to the rest of the league. He examines other team's dynamic trios—such as the Dallas Cowboys' Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Tony Romo or the San Francisco 49ers' Y. A. Tittle, Joe Montana, and Steve Young—but demonstrates why the Packers have the most successful players at the position in NFL history. Featuring Favre's thoughts about his place in the Packers' quarterback legacy in his own words, Leaders of the Pack is required reading for Packers fans young and old.

Author Biography

Rob Reischel has covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Packer Plus" since 2001. He has received 12 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for his writing and editing, and he is the author of 100 Things Packers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Aaron Rodgers: Leader of the Pack, and Packers Essential. He lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Brett Favre was a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers for 16 seasons. While with the Packers, he appeared in two Super Bowls, including the Super Bowl XXXI victory. Ron Wolf was the general manager of the Green Bay Packers from 1991 to 2001, during which time he remade the Packers into a perennial contender. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2015.

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Author Rob Reischel interviews with Chuck and Wickett on 105.7 The Fan!

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Leaders of the Pack:

Starr, Favre, Rodgers, and Why Green Bay’s Quarterback Trio is the Best in NFL History

By Rob Reischel / Foreword by Brett Favre / Preface by Ron Wolf

Contact: Samantha Frontera, Triumph Books, 312.676.4224, s.frontera@triumphbooks.com

                                                                                                              

The Green Bay Packers have enjoyed remarkable success since they began playing football in 1919 and joined the National Football League in 1921. The Packers have won 13 World Championships in that time, more than any other NFL team. A major reason for Green Bay’s unparalleled accomplishments has been the stellar play of its quarterbacks. And no organization has enjoyed a greater trio of quarterbacks than the Packers’ trifecta of Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.

 

Leaders of the Pack: Starr, Favre, Rodgers, and Why Green Bay’s Quarterback Trio is the Best in NFL History (Triumph Books, September 2015) by veteran Packers writer Rob Reischel showcases the remarkable stories of these three Green Bay quarterbacks and explains why this trinity is the best ever.

 

Reischel outlines the extraordinary achievements of Starr, Favre and Rodgers with in-depth stories about their playing careers and their lives away from football. Additionally, he examines how these players developed qualities on and off the field that led to their greatness.

 

Reischel, with the help of former NFL personnel people, also compiles a top-10 list of the other franchises that have produced three terrific quarterbacks. Reischel then compares and contrasts those teams against Green Bay, and shows why the Packers trump every other franchise. Highlights from the book include:

 

  • From 1961-1967, Starr led the Packers to five NFL Championships
  • Quarterback Aaron Rodgers waited patiently for three years behind Brett Favre to follow in his foot steps
  • Rodgers’ proves that he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league by passing for over 4,000 yards in his first season as a starter, as well as throwing 28 touchdowns
  • Why the Packers’ trio of legendary quarterbacks is better than the 49ers’ trio of Tittle/Montana/Young and Cowboys’ trio of Staubach/Aikman/Romo

 

Leaders of the Pack is essential reading for Packers fans young and old. It shares an amplified description of the qualities that make a definitive quarterback and how each one has carved out their own unique path to success.

 

About the Author:

Rob Reischel has covered the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's “Packer Plus” since 2001. He has received 15 awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for his writing and editing, and he is the author of 100 Things Packers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Aaron Rodgers: Leader of the Pack and Packers Pride. He lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, with his wife, Laura and their two daughters.

 

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