A History of Athletes Retiring as Champions

Norm Van Brocklin

Career years: 1949-1960
Accolades: Two-time NFL champion (1951, 1960), nine-time Pro-Bowler (1950-1955, 1958-1960), NFL Co-MVP (1960), only NFL QB to win an championship with two different teams, Pro Football Hall of Fame (1971)
Last stand: 1960 NFL Championship Game, Dec.r 26, 1960, Franklin Field, Philadelphia: Packers 13 Eagles 17

The only quarterback to win an NFL championship with two different teams, Norm "The Dutchman" Van Brocklin led the Eagles to the 1960 NFL title before retiring as a player and becoming head coach of the Vikings the following season. What, you young'ns thought Jason Kidd was the first athlete pull that move off?

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