Gold Jacket helped resurrect the franchise and help them once again earn the moniker, “Titletown, U.S.A.” when he was named Executive Vice President/General Manager late in the 1991 season. Now, his son and Hall of Fame presenter, Eliot, will continue to build off his father’s success. Packers general manager Ted Thompson promoted Eliot to director of football operations today.
Eliot has worked his way up in the franchise. He’s been with the team for 13 years serving as the director of player personnel, assistant director of player personal and assistant director of pro personnel and pro personnel assistant before his latest promotion.
Ron helped the Packers improved from 4-12 in 1991 to 9-7 in 1992, Wolf’s first full season on the job. The Packers added two more 9-7 records that earned playoff berths and then, in 1995, the team finished 11-5 to claim its first division title in 23 seasons. It marked the first of three straight NFC Central Division titles for the Packers, the last two of which culminated with Super Bowl appearances.
The 1996 Packers posted the first 16-win season in franchise history. The club won the NFC Central with a 13-3 record and followed with victories over the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoff and the Carolina Panthers in the NFC championship. The magical season was capped by a thrilling 35-21 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.
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