The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 40 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 40 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 40. 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 40.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 40
1) Eddie Lee Ivery, RB (1979-86)
NFL Draft: 1979, Round 1, Pick 15 to the Green Bay Packers
Running back Eddie Lee Ivery is the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 40 jersey. All eight of his NFL seasons were spent playing for Green Bay. He made 50 starts for the Packers, rushing for 2,933 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added another 1,612 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver.
2) Tom Brown, S (1964-68)
NFL Draft: 1963, Round 2, Pick 28 to the Green Bay Packers
Tom Brown played safety for the Packers for five of his six seasons in the NFL. He made 58 starts for Green Bay, totaling 13 interceptions and one touchdown. Brown won three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls with the Packers.
3) Tony Fisher, RB (2002-05)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2002
Tony Fisher was a running back who went undrafted, but he was picked up by Green Bay. He played four of his five seasons with the Packers, starting five games in total for Green Bay. Brown ran for 880 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 900 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 40 in 2023?
Currently, Tyrell Ford wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 40 jersey. After playing in the CFL last season, the cornerback will fight to make the Packers roster, though he faces an uphill battle.