7 Football Players who Played for Browns and Packers

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players who have played for both the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Browns and the Packers.

DeShone Kizer

DeShone Kizer was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 52nd overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. A quarterback out of the University of Notre Dame, Kizer made his professional debut with the Browns during the 2017 season.

Kizer’s rookie season proved challenging, as he started 15 games for a Browns team that went 0-16. He completed 53.6% of his passes for 2,894 yards with 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

After his rookie season, Kizer was traded to the Green Bay Packers, where he served as a backup for Aaron Rodgers. He also spent time with the Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans (although never saw the field at the latter two) but has struggled to secure a long-term role in the NFL.

*Kizer was the most popular pick in this square for a previous grid (Grid 36)

Frank Winters

Frank Winters spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Known as “Frankie Bag ‘O Donuts,” he was a standout center in the league.

Winters started his NFL career in 1987 with the Cleveland Browns, but he really made his mark with the Packers, where he played from 1992 to 2002. During his time in Green Bay, Winters was recognized as one of the best at his position, earning Pro Bowl honors in 1996 and contributing significantly to the Packers’ Super Bowl XXXI victory in 1997.

Known for his durability and toughness, Winters started 141 games for the Packers during his 11-year stint with the team. After retiring, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2008.

Mike Tomczak

Mike Tomczak had a lengthy career in the National Football League that spanned from 1985 to 1999. Tomczak played college football at Ohio State University, where he led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Conference championship in 1984.

After going undrafted in the 1985 NFL Draft, Tomczak signed with the Bears as a free agent. He spent six seasons in Chicago, primarily as a backup quarterback but saw significant playing time due to injuries to starter Jim McMahon. He was a member of the famed 1985 Bears team that won Super Bowl XX.

After his time with the Bears, Tomczak had stints with the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, and finally the Pittsburgh Steelers. His most significant playing time came with the Steelers, where he started multiple games in place of injured starters and helped the team reach the playoffs on several occasions.

Tomczak Key Stats

  • Super Bowl Champion (Bears)

Andre Rison

Andre Rison was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1989 NFL Draft. Throughout his career, Rison’s big-play ability made him one of the most exciting receivers of his era, and his contributions on the field were often matched by his colorful personality off of it.

During his career, Rison played for multiple teams including the Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. As a wide receiver, he amassed over 10,000 receiving yards and 84 touchdown receptions.

He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a First-Team All-Pro in 1990. He was also a key mid-season addition to the Packers team that ended up winning Super Bowl XXXI.

Rison Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Falcons)
  • Pro Bowl (Falcons, Chiefs)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Packers)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Falcons, Chiefs)

Eric Metcalf

Eric Metcalf was selected as the 13th overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons, with stints at 7 different teams including the Browns, Falcons, Chargers, Cardinals, Panthers, Redskins, and Packers.

Metcalf was primarily utilized as a return specialist and running back. His versatility and speed made him a significant threat in special teams. Over his career, he recorded almost 8,000 rushing and receiving yards, but his most remarkable achievements came as a return specialist, where he scored 12 return touchdowns.

He was named to three Pro Bowls and earned two 1st Team All-Pro selections. His ability to change games with his special teams play made him one of the most exciting players to watch during his career.

Metcalf Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Browns, Chargers)
  • Pro Bowl (Browns, Chargers)
  • 1000+ Receiving Yard Season (Falcons)

Ty Detmer

Ty Detmer was drafted in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Detmer went on to play for several teams throughout his career, including the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and the Detroit Lions.

In terms of individual accolades, Detmer won the Heisman Trophy in 1990 while playing for Brigham Young University. Despite his success in college, he was primarily a backup in the NFL, starting only 25 games over his 14-season career.

Detmer had some bright spots during his time with the Eagles, where he started some games and threw for almost 3,000 yards in the 1996 season. However, he was unable to maintain a starting role for an extended period due to injuries and competition.

Tramon Williams

Tramon Williams was initially signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2006. After a brief stint with the Texans, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers later that year, where he would go on to play until the end of the 2014 season.

Williams was a part of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV championship team. He had another stint with the Packers from 2018 to 2019. In between, he played for the Cleveland Browns (2015–2016) and the Arizona Cardinals (2017).

Williams earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2010. Known for his ball-hawking skills, Williams racked up 34 interceptions throughout his career. He was considered a key component of the Packers’ defensive backfield during their Super Bowl run, recording 3 interceptions in the postseason leading up to their championship.

Williams Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Packers)
  • Super Bowl Champ (Packers)

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