The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 24 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 24 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 24. 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 24.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 24
1) Willie Wood, S (1960-71)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1960
Willie Wood is undoubtedly the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 24 jersey. The NFL Hall of Famer spent his entire career with the Packers. He was an eight-time Pro Bowler, four-time All-Pro, five-time NFL Champion and two-time Super Bowl Champion. Wood totaled 48 interceptions, one sack and two touchdowns.
2) Johnnie Gray, S (1975-83)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1975
Johnnie Gray played nine seasons for the Green Bay Packers. Despite going undrafted, he was picked up and made an immediate impact in Green Bay. He started all 124 games he played in for the Packers. Gray totaled 22 interceptions, one sack and one touchdown.
3) Jarrett Bush, CB (2006-14)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2006
After going undrafted in 2006, Jarrett Bush played nine seasons with the Packers. He made eight starts during this time, totaling four interceptions, 1.5 sacks and 181 tackles.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 24 in 2023?
Currently, Tariq Carpenter wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 24 jersey. The second-year player has mostly been a contributor on special teams, as his role as a safety/linebacker hybrid has meant he doesn’t have a major role on the defense. However, if he continues improving, that could be coming.