The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 42 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 42 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 42. 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 42.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 42
1) Darren Sharper, S (1997-2004)
NFL Draft: 1997, Round 2, Pick 60 to the Green Bay Packers
No, Darren Sharper is not the greatest person to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 42 jersey. However, he is the best player to wear the number. His first eight NFL seasons were spent in Green Bay. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and was voted an All-Pro with the Packers. Sharper totaled 36 interceptions, six sacks, 610 tackles and seven touchdowns with the Packers.
He holds the NFL record for most interception return yards in a season, with 376, which he set in 2009.
2) John Brockington, RB (1971-77)
NFL Draft: 1971, Round 1, Pick 9 to the Green Bay Packers
John Brockington is a player Packer fans can be proud to say played in Green Bay. “Big John” played six-plus seasons for the Packers, totaling 1,283 yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground. He added another 1,075 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver.
Brockington was Offensive Rookie of the Year, a two-time First-Team All-Pro, two-time Second-Team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler.
3) Morgan Burnett, S (2010-17)
NFL Draft: 2010, Round 3, Pick 71 to the Green Bay Packers
Morgan Burnett was a solid player who was well-liked while wearing the Green Bay Packers’ number 42 jersey. He was on the Super Bowl XLV-winning team. Across eight seasons with the Packers, Burnett started 102 games and totaled 698 tackles, nine interceptions, eight forced fumbles, 7.5 sacks and one touchdown.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 42 in 2023?
Currently, Matt Orzech wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 42 jersey. The Packers continue rotating through long snappers as fast as can be. He is one of the LS currently competing for a roster spot in training camp.