The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 59 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 59 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 59. 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 59.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 59
1) John Anderson, LB (1979-89)
NFL Draft: 1978, Round 1, Pick 26 to the Green Bay Packers
From Waukesha, Wisconsin, John Anderson wore the Green Bay Packers’ number 59 jersey for all 12 seasons of his NFL career. The first-rounder started at outside linebacker for the Packers, totaling 25 interceptions, 24.5 sacks and an interception during his career in Green Bay.
2) Na’il Diggs, LB (2000-05)
NFL Draft: 2000, Round 4, Pick 98 to the Green Bay Packers
Na’Il Diggs played his first six NFL seasons in Green Bay. As a Packer, he started 80 games and totaled 390 tackles, four interceptions and seven sacks. He was a solid player that often does not get the credit he deserves.
3) Wayne Simmons, LB (1993-97)
NFL Draft: 1993, Round 1, Pick 15 to the Green Bay Packers
Wayne Simmons wore the Green Bay Packers’ number 59 jersey for four-plus seasons, before he was traded to the Chiefs. Simmons was a talented linebacker who was a starter for the Super Bowl-winning team in the ’90s. He was terrific in coverage, possessing the ability to shut down opposing tight ends, which is why his stats don’t look as prolific. He totaled 7.6 sacks and three interceptions in Green Bay.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 59 in 2023?
Currently, De’Vondre Campbell wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 59. Campbell was signed by Green Bay a couple of seasons ago to be the starting inside linebacker for this defense, and he took the job and ran with it. He has put together two strong seasons as a Packer, and he will be on the list above soon if he continues to play as he has.