The start of the NFL’s free agency period is nearly upon us, a time that reminds us how rare it’s become for anyone to spend his entire career in one uniform. Today’s Profile in Greatness spotlight a player who did manage to stay put for all 13 seasons he played, but in doing so, changed the direction of an entire franchise.
In 1969 “Mean” Joe Greene was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year despite the Steelers 1-13 record. That season he became the nucleus of a team that would go on to win four Super Bowls. Here’s a look back to Mean Joe discussing his career with Steve Sabol, as originally presented on NFL Films Presents: