The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 54 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 54 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 54. 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 54.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 54
1) Larry McCarren, C (1973-84)
NFL Draft: 1973, Round 12, Pick 308 to the Green Bay Packers
The best player to wear the Green Bay Packers’ number 54 is Larry McCarren. Yes, that Larry McCarren. Nowadays, most people know McCarren for his broadcasting career for the Packers. However, he was a great player before this.
McCarren spent all 12 of his NFL seasons as Green Bay’s center. He started 153 games and was voted to two Pro Bowls.
2) Nate Wayne, LB (2000-02)
NFL Draft: 1998, Round 7, Pick 219 to the Denver Broncos
After spending his first two NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos, Nate Wayne played three seasons for the Packers. He made 40 starts in these three seasons, totaling 302 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and six interceptions.
3) Brandon Chillar, OLB (2008-10)
NFL Draft: 1987, Round 3, Pick 69 to the Green Bay Packers
Five of Brandon Chillar’s six NFL seasons were spent in a Green Bay Packers number 54 jersey. He made 34 starts for the team, totaling 4.5 sacks and five interceptions.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 54 in 2023?
Currently, Ladarius Hamilton wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 54 jersey. After playing a minor role on the team for the past two seasons, Hamilton will have to earn his roster spot in training camp this year.