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Here's Why the Green Bay Packers Are Called the Packers


Now that the Green Bay Packers are in the NFC championship and have a chance to appear in Super Bowl LIV, fans are more curious about the NFL team then ever before. The Packers aren't the only squad in the NFL to have a unique team name, but since they have had quite a memorable season, everyone is asking: Why are the Packers called the Packers? Scroll down for everything we know!

Why are the Packers called the Packers, anyways?

So it turns out, there's a sweet story behind the meaning of the Packers name. Back in the early 1900s, there was a company called the Indian Packing Company. The canned meat company was founded in Delaware, but in 1921, it was taken over by Acme Packing Company out of Illinois.

The new company had a facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Acme Packing Company sadly closed in 1943 after World War II, and they never reopened.

That said, it passed along its name to the Green Bay Packers.