The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 17 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 17 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 17. 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 17.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 17
1) Davante Adams, WR (2014-22)
NFL Draft: 2014, Round 2, Pick 53 to the Green Bay Packers.
Davante Adams is the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 17 jersey, and he is the most talented wide receiver in Packers history. While his career was a bit slow to start, he spent eight seasons in Green Bay and became one of the league’s top receivers.
Adams ranks second in Green Bay Packers for receptions (669), four in receiving yards (8,121) and second in receiving touchdowns (73). He was a two-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler with the Packers.
2) David Whitehurst (1977-83)
NFL Draft: 1977, Round 8, Pick 206 to the Green Bay Packers
David Whitehurst played all seven of his NFL seasons with Green Bay. He ended up making 37 starts, leading his team to a 16-20-1 record. Whitehurst completed 51.4% of his passes for 28 touchdowns and 51 interceptions.
3) Craig Hentrich, P (1994-97)
NFL Draft: 1993, Round 8, Pick 200 to the New York Jets
While his best seasons came after his time in Green Bay, Craig Hentrich played four seasons for the Packers, including the year they won Super Bowl XXXI. He had 36% of his punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 17 in 2023?
Currently, Alex McGough wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 17 jersey. McGough is currently the QB3 on the Packers roster, and he would be very valuable to have around. The two-time USFL Champion and current USFL MVP is a talented, mobile quarterback who is a terrific leader. On top of that, he has a track record of being a great teammate and backup quarterback, which is needed, so hopefully, he makes the final roster.