GREEN BAY – The Packers elected their playoff captains on Wednesday. They were voted on by the players.
On offense, the captains are QB Aaron Rodgers and G T.J. Lang. On defense, it’s LB Julius Peppers and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. On special teams, K Mason Crosby and DB Micah Hyde.
Rodgers has been a playoff captain every year since 2009, making this his eighth selection. It’s also the fifth selection for Crosby, who was previously playoff captain in 2010, ’11, ’13 and ’15, and the third for Peppers, who has been chosen each of his seasons in Green Bay since arriving in 2014.
Lang, Clinton-Dix and Hyde are all first-time playoff captains. Both Lang and Clinton-Dix were recently elected to their first Pro Bowl
All six players will wear a "C" patch on their jerseys for Sunday's wild-card game vs. the Giants, and for as long as the Packers play this postseason. The Packers do not have players wear a patch during the regular season, choosing to have weekly captains go out for the coin toss before each game.
An exception to that was in 2014, when the Packers elected playoff captains with two games left in the regular season, and those players served as captains the rest of the way.
Previous playoff captains, year by year
2007: Brett Favre, Donald Driver, Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman, Rob Davis, Tracy White
2009: Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, Nick Collins, Desmond Bishop, Derrick Martin
2010: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby
2011: Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby
2012: Aaron Rodgers, James Jones, Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Jarrett Bush, Jamari Lattimore
2013: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Morgan Burnett, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby
2014: Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Julius Peppers, Morgan Burnett, Jarrett Bush, Randall Cobb
2015: Aaron Rodgers, John Kuhn, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Mason Crosby, Chris Banjo