The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 18 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 18 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 18. 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 18.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 18
1) Randall Cobb, WR (2011-18, 2021-22)
NFL Draft: 2011, Round 2, Pick 64 to the Green Bay Packers.
Randall Cobb is one of the most beloved Green Bay Packers in recent memory. He is also the best player to ever wear the Packers’ number 18 jersey.
Cobb spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay, then he was traded back to the Packers in 2021, thanks to Aaron Rodgers. Across 10 seasons with Green Bay, Cobb totaled 532 receptions for 6,316 yards and 47 touchdowns. He added another 353 yards on the ground, two punt return touchdowns and a kick return touchdown.
2) Mike Tomczak, QB (1991)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1985
Mike Tomczak spent one season with the Packers in the middle of his NFL career. In that season, he started seven games, leading the team to a 2-5 record. Tomczak totaled 1,490 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
3) Jim Zorn, QB (1985)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1975
Jim Zorn spent one season with the Packers, starting five games in 1985. He led the team to a 3-2 record while he completed 45.5% of his passes for 794 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Since, then, Jim Zorn has gone on to be a successful coach.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 18 in 2023?
Currently, Malik Heath wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 18 jersey. While the undrafted free agent faces an uphill battle to make the final roster in a crowded, though lackluster, wide receiver room, Heath shined in Week 2 of the preseason, so another strong performance could earn him a spot.