The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 22 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 22 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 22. 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 22.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 22
1) Mark Lee, CB (1980-90)
NFL Draft: 1980, Round 2, Pick 34 to the Green Bay Packers.
Mark Lee is the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 22 jersey. The second-round pick played his first 11 NFL seasons with the Packers, appearing in 157 games. Lee totaled 31 interceptions during his time with Green Bay, with his most in a single season being nine.
2) Elijah Pitts, RB (1961-71)
NFL Draft: 1961, Round 13, Pick 180 to the Green Bay Packers
Despite being a 13th-round pick, Elijah Pitts played 10 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He was part of Packers teams that won five NFL Championships and two Super Bowls.
Pitts started 25 of the 126 Packer games he appears in. He totaled 1,684 yards and 28 touchdowns on the ground, then another 1,182 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver.
3) Jon Staggers, WR (1972-74)
NFL Draft: 1970, Round 5, Pick 105 to the Pittsburgh Steelers
After spending his first two seasons in Pittsburgh, Jon Staggers played three seasons for the Packers, appearing in 39 games. In these games, he totaled 985 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver. He also added a rushing touchdown and a punt return touchdown.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 22 in 2023?
Currently, Shemar Jean-Charles wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 22 jersey. The cornerback out of Appalachian State is a smart, skilled football player. However, a lack of size and athleticism has forced him to primarily be a special teams contributor the past two seasons. Now, he will have his work cut out for him to make the 2023 Packers roster.