The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 47 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 47 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 47. 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 47.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 47
1) Jesse Whittenton, DB (1958-64)
NFL Draft: 1956, Round 5, Pick 60 to the Los Angeles Rams
Jesse Whittenton was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams, where he played for two seasons. His other seven NFL seasons came in the Green Bay Packers’ number 47 jersey. He started 83 games for the Packers at both safety and cornerback. Whittenton totaled 20 interceptions and a touchdown. He won two NFL Championships and was voted as a two-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro.
2) Jake Ryan, OLB (2015-17)
NFL Draft: 2015, Round 4, Pick 129 to the Green Bay Packers
Despite being a fourth-round draft pick, Jake Ryan played a large role for the Packers in his three seasons with the team. He made 27 starts and totaled 213 tackles, one forced fumble and one sack.
3) Roland Mitchell, CB (1991-94)
NFL Draft: 1987, Round 2, Pick 33 to the Buffalo Bills
The final four seasons of Roland Mitchell’s NFL career were spent in the Green Bay Packers’ number 47 jersey. He made 25 starts for Green Bay, totaling three interceptions and 149 tackles.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 47 in 2023?
Currently, Justin Hollins wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 47 jersey. Hollins was picked up by Green Bay last year and played six games. He totaled just nine tackles and 2.5 sacks in these games. Hollins will be given the opportunity to win a roster spot once again.