The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 35 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 35 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 35. 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 35.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 35
1) Michael Haddix, RB (1989-90)
NFL Draft: 1983, Round 1, Pick 8 to the Philadelphia Eagles
Michael Haddix was a first-round pick by Philadelphia, where he played six seasons. His final two NFL seasons came in the Green Bay Packers’ number 35 jersey. Haddix made 13 starts in 32 games, totaling 446 rushing yards while contributing 205 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver.
2) Del Rodgers, RB (1982-84)
NFL Draft: 1982, Round 3, Pick 71 to the Green Bay Packers
While Del Rodgers’ Packers career wasn’t prolific, he still makes the list. He was active for two seasons with Green Bay, running for 269 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers also had 79 receiving yards across these two seasons. He, however, was a talented kick returner, averaging 21.7 yards per kick return. Rodgers even ran one back for a score.
3) Samkon Gado, RB (2005-06)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2005
Samkon Gado is a name that makes most Packers fans smile. We he was just a flash in the pan in terms of his career in Green Bay, his time and story are special.
Gado traveled to and from Nigeria for many years of his life. While playing football, he was going through tough schooling to be a doctor, which he accomplished. In terms of football, his best years came with the Packers. Gado made five starts in nine games, running for 575 yards and six touchdowns while adding another 82 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
He now serves as an Otolaryngology Specialist, and he also started a non-governmental organization to assist with health care in Nigeria.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 35 in 2023?
Currently, Corey Ballentine wears the Green Bay Packer’s number 35 jersey. The Packers’ cornerback room is pretty crowded right now, which could make it tough for Ballentine to make the final roster. He is also 27 years old, and that could be the difference-maker when Green Bay chooses who to cut.