The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 51 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 51 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 51. 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 51.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 51
1) Jim Ringo, C (1953-63)
NFL Draft: 1953, Round 7, Pick 80 to the Green Bay Packers
The NFL Hall of Famer is the best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 51 jersey. Jim Ringo was drafted in the seventh round of the 1953 NFL Draft, but he went on to play 11 years for Green Bay, starting 130 games. During his time as a Packer, Ringo was a two-time NFL Champion, eight-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All-Pro.
2) Brian Williams, LB (1995-2000)
NFL Draft: 1995, Round 3, Pick 73 to the Green Bay Packers
Brian Williams played six seasons with the Packers, winning one Super Bowl. He made 57 starts for the team over the years, totaling four interceptions, six sacks, three forced fumbles and 386 tackles.
3) Brady Poppinga, OLB (2005-10)
NFL Draft: 2005, Round 4, Pick 125 to the Green Bay Packers
Brady Poppinga was a popular player while wearing the Green Bay Packers’ number 51 jersey. The fourth-round draft pick was often overshadowed on the field, since he played in a terrific linebacker corps. In his six seasons in Green Bay, Poppinga made 44 starts, totaling five sacks, 245 tackles and two interceptions. He also won a Super Bowl with the Packers.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 51 in 2023?
Currently, Keshawn Banks wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 51 jersey. The undrafted rookie faces an uphill battle to make the final Packers roster this season, especially in a crowded linebacker room that has many players competing for the final couple of spots.