The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 28 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 28 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 28. 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 28.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 28
1) Willie Buchanon, CB (1972-78)
NFL Draft: 1972, Round 1, Pick 7 to the Green Bay Packers
The best player to ever wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 28 jersey is Willie Buchanon. The cornerback out of San Diego State was a first-round draft pick by Green Bay. He immediately contributed, winning Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Across seven seasons for the Packers, Buchanon started all 80 games he played in, totaling 21 interceptions and two touchdowns. He also was an All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowler. The highlight of his career was a four-interception game against the Chargers, taking one back for a touchdown.
2) AJ Dillon, RB (2020-Present)
NFL Draft: 2020, Round 2, Pick 62 to the Green Bay Packers
Next on the list is AJ Dillon, a current Packer. While he has not lived up to his draft value, Dillon has quickly become a fan-favorite player and he will be a major part of the offense once again this season.
Across three seasons, AJ Dillon has run for 1,815 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding another 540 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver. Many forget how his performance in Detroit last season led to the Packers missing the playoffs. Hopefully, he will step it up this year.
3) Ahmad Carroll, CB (2004-06)
NFL Draft: 2004, Round 1, Pick 25 to the Green Bay Packers
Ahmad Carroll was a first-round pick by the Packers who had a short career in Green Bay. He played two-plus seasons with the Packers, starting 28 of the 34 games he played in. Carroll totaled three interceptions, three sacks and 93 tackles.
He would play just 23 more games after leaving Green Bay.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 28 in 2023?
Currently, AJ Dillon wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 28 jersey. Obviously, Dillon made the list above, meaning he has the ability to continue rising and become the greatest Packer to ever wear the jersey number.