The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 16 days until the kickoff of the 2023 Packers season. As our official countdown here on Let’s Go Wisconsin, we will go over the best players ever to wear the jersey number for the Packers equal to the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the Packers’ season begins, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear the Packers’ number is!
With 16 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 16. The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference. The AV is based on performance and accolades during the time they wore this number in Green Bay.
Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear Green Bay Packers number 16.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 16
1) Scott Hunter, QB (1971-73)
NFL Draft: 1971, Round 6, Pick 140 to the Green Bay Packers.
According to Pro Football Reference, Scott Hunter is tied for the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 16 jersey with the next player in the list. Hunter played his first three NFL seasons with Green Bay. He ended up starting most of his games, leading the Packers to a 15-11-3 record. Hunter completed 43.9% of his passes for 2,904 yards, 15 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He ran for another 10 touchdowns.
2) Randy Wright, QB (1984-88)
NFL Draft: 1984, Round 6, Pick 143 to the Green Bay Packers
Randy Wright played during the dark ages of Packers football. He played his entire career in Green Bay, finishing his NFL career with a 7-25 record. Wright completed 53.8% of his passes for 7,106 yards, 31 touchdowns and 57 interceptions.
3) Ray Stachowicz, P (1981-82)
NFL Draft: 1981, Round 3, Pick 62 to the Green Bay Packers
Ray Stachowicz was a punter who was drafted in the third round by the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, he played for only two seasons in Green Bay, averaging 40.5 yards per punt and downing it inside the 20-yard line 18.5% of the time.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 16 in 2023?
Currently, Pat O’Donnell wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 16 jersey. O’Donnell joined the Packers last season and was a serviceable punter for Green Bay. He will occupy this role once again this season.