Best of the Packers: Top 10 quarterbacks since 1960

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7. Scott Hunter (1971-73)

The Green Bay Packers selected Alabama quarterback Scott Hunter in the sixth round of the 1971 NFL Draft and he wound up one of the most unlikely playoff quarterbacks in NFL history.

Hunter made 10 starts as a rookie, with the Packers going 4-5-1 as he completed 46 percent of his throws for 1,210 yards and seven touchdowns with 17 interceptions.

In 1972, under new coach Dan Devine, Hunter earned the starting nod as Green Bay went 10-4, leaning heavily on the running game as Hunter hit on just 43.2 percent of his passes for 1,252 yards, with six touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Benched after two starts in 1973, he returned to start three more games that season, leading the Packers to a 1-2-2 record in those games while completing 41.7 percent of his throws for 442 yards and two touchdowns with four picks.

In January 1974, the Packers traded Hunter to the Buffalo Bills for defensive lineman Steve Okoniewski and running back Pete Van Valkenberg.

Hunter spent a year in Buffalo before he was waived in July 1975 and claimed by the New York Giants. Cut before the start of the season, he sat out the 1975 season before he signed with the Atlanta Falcons before the 1976 season.

He started 13 games in three seasons in Atlanta before he was cut in August 1979 and signed with the Detroit Lions, playing his final NFL season in 1979.

The Packers were 15-11-3 in his 29 starts as he completed 43.9 percent of his throws for 2,904 yards and 15 touchdowns, with 30 interceptions and a 49.0 passer rating.

Green Bay lost its lone playoff game in 1972 with Hunter at the helm.

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