5 Football Players who Played for Packers and Cardinals

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

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 Packers and the Cardinals.

Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon is best remembered for his time as quarterback for the Chicago Bears during the mid-1980s, particularly for helping the team win Super Bowl XX in 1986. Known for his flamboyant personality and disregard for the NFL’s dress code, he was a key figure in the Bears’ renowned “46 Defense” era.

McMahon was drafted fifth overall by the Bears in the 1982 NFL Draft and spent seven seasons with the team, earning a Pro Bowl spot in 1985. Despite injuries throughout his career, his performance was highlighted by his ability to play at a high level in critical games.

After leaving the Bears, McMahon played for several teams, including the Chargers, Eagles, Vikings, Cardinals, and Packers. His career ended in 1996 with the Packers, earning him a second Super Bowl ring as Brett Favre’s backup.

Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley played college football at UCLA, where he was a standout quarterback. He finished his college career as one of the top passers in school history, setting numerous records and earning acclaim for his performances.

After declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft, Hundley was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round. He spent time as a backup behind Aaron Rodgers and was thrust into the starting role in 2017 due to an injury to Rodgers. Hundley performed admirably under the circumstances, gaining valuable experience and showing flashes of potential.

Following his time with the Packers, Hundley had stints with the Seattle Seahawks (although never saw action) and Arizona Cardinals, among other teams.

Vonnie Holliday

Vonnie Holliday was selected in the 1st round, 19th overall, by the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 NFL Draft. The defensive end made an immediate impact, earning All-Rookie honors.

Holliday had a 15-year career in the NFL, playing for multiple teams including the Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Washington Football Team, and the Arizona Cardinals.

Known for his pass-rushing skills, Holliday accumulated 62.5 sacks, 599 tackles, and 9 forced fumbles over his career. He also had a knack for making plays in crucial situations, often coming up with big sacks or tackles for a loss.

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)

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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