The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 49 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 49 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 49. 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 49.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 49
1) Rob Francois, OLB (2010-13)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2009
After going undrafted in 2009, Rob Francois bounced around the NFC North rosters, but he finally found a home in the Green Bay Packers’ number 49 jersey. All four of his NFL seasons were played in Green Bay, making three starts with the team. He totaled 36 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions in these four years.
2) David Greenwood, DB (1986)
NFL Draft: 1983, Round 8, Pick 206 to the New Orleans Saints
From Park Falls, Wisconsin, David Greenwood played three NFL seasons, with his second being with the Packers. He played nine games and totaled three sacks as a defensive back.
3) Ed West, TE (1984)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1984
Ed West had a long, successful NFL career, playing from 1984-97. He had a long 11-year career in Green Bay as well, but only his rookie season was played in the Packers’ number 49 jersey. So, while he did score 26 touchdowns for Green Bay, we can only count his rookie year for this list.
In his rookie season, Ed West played 16 games, totaling six receptions for 54 yards and four touchdowns. He also had a two-yard run for a touchdown as well.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 49 in 2023?
Currently, Austin Allen wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 49 jersey. Allen was an undrafted tight end in 2022 out of Nebraska. He is a massive specimen at the tight end position who was First-Team All-Big Ten in his senior season. Still, he needs to improve in order to make the active roster this season.