Gilbert Brown- “TheGravedigger”, as he was called, was a cog in the middle of a defense that was very difficult to run against. Brown is having a successful post-playing career these days. In addition to being a head coach of several obscure teams, including the Green Bay Chill of the Lingerie Football League, Brown is co-owner of the Milwaukee Mile.
Antonio Freeman- Antonio Freeman was one of Favre’s favorite targets during the 1990’s, and was as important down the stretch in 1996 as any other player on the roster. After retiring in 2007 as a Packer, Freeman got into television. He is now a member of the Washington Redskins Postgame show on Comcast Sportsnet
Edgar Bennett- Nicknamed “The Mudder” by some Packers fans, Bennett was tough between the tackles and even better in bad weather. After retiring in 1999, Bennett got into coaching. He has been a member of the Packers coaching staff for almost a decade now, and has served as the running backs coach as well as the wide receivers coach, the position he is in now.
Desmond Howard- The MVP of Super Bowl 31, Howard was the most explosive weapon on the Packers roster that season. These days Howard is one of ESPN’s most notable college football commentators and is a member of the famous “College Gameday” show that appears every Saturday during college football season on ESPN.
Craig Newsome- Craig Newsome, a former first round draft choice of the Packers, hasn’t had as good of a post playing career as the rest on this list. Newsome has battled drug addiction in his retirement. The good news is that he appears to have put that behind him, and is now coaching in
Doug Pederson- It seemed as if Doug Pederson was Brett Favre’s backup for most of his career, which he was. Now, Pederson is the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, and is tracking to be a head coach soon.
Wayne Simmons- I chose to put Simmons on this list for different reasons than the rest. We all know about Reggie White and his heart problems, which lead to his early death, but what some of you may not know, is that two members of that 1996 defense have already left this world. The other is Wayne Simmons, who died in a car accident in 2002 in Kansas City, Missouri.