The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 36 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 36 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 36. 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 36.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 36
1) LeRoy Butler, S (1990-2001)
NFL Draft: 1990, Round 2, Pick 48 to the Green Bay Packers
LeRoy Butler is undoubtedly the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 36 jersey. Recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, the originator of the Lambeau Leap played his full career in Green Bay. He was a four-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler while also winning a Super Bowl with the Packers.
LeRoy Butler made 165 starts in his Packers career. He totaled 38 interceptions, 20.5 sacks, 889 tackles and three touchdowns.
2) Nick Collins, S (2005-11)
NFL Draft: 2005, Round 2, Pick 51 to the Green Bay Packers
Much like Sterling Sharpe, Packer fans wish Nick Collins didn’t have his tremendous career cut short. His seven-year Packer career was cut short due to a neck injury.
The three-time Pro Bowler made 95 starts for the Packers. He totaled 21 interceptions, 421 tackles and five regular-season touchdowns. Nick Collins also had a pick-six for the Packers in the Super Bowl XLV win.
3) MacArthur Lane, RB (1972-74)
NFL Draft: 1968, Round 1, Pick 13 to the St. Louis Cardinals
After playing four seasons with St. Louis, MacArthur Lane joined the Packers, playing 41 games in total for Green Bay. He ran for 1,711 yards and seven touchdowns while also adding 855 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 36 in 2023?
Currently, Anthony Johnson Jr. wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 36 jersey. Johnson is a versatile defensive back, possessing the ability to play both safety and in the slot. However, the rookie has not impressed much in training camp yet, so he will need to make his name known soon.