The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 43 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 43 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 43. 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 43.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 43
1) Doug Hart, DB (1964-71)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1963
Doug Hart went undrafted in 1963, then was picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals. After they waived him in training camp, he found a home wearing the Green Bay Packers’ number 43 jersey, which he did for all eight seasons of his NFL career.
Hart made 58 starts for the Packers, and he was on teams that won three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls. Hart totaled 15 interceptions, four touchdowns and a safety in his career.
2) M.D. Jennings (2011-13)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2011
M.D. Jennings was pursued heavily by the Green Bay Packers, after he went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. All three of his NFL seasons ended up being played in Green Bay, where he made 26 starts and totaled 133 tackles, one interception and two touchdowns.
3) Aundra Thompson, WR (1977-78)
NFL Draft: 1976, Round 5, Pick 132 to the Green Bay Packers
Aundra Thompson played four-plus seasons in Green Bay, but only his first two were spent in the Packers’ number 43 jersey. During these two seasons, Thompson made 16 starts, totaling 28 receptions for 539 yards and two touchdowns.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 43 in 2023?
Currently, Kiondre Thomas wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 43 jersey. Thomas went undrafted last season, then spent time on both the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers’ roster. He faces an uphill battle to make Green Bay’s final roster this season.