The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 63 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 63 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 63. 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 63.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 63
1) Scott Wells, C (2004-11)
NFL Draft: 2004, Round 7, Pick 251 to the Green Bay Packers
Despite being a seventh-round draft pick, Scott Well developed into a quality player who wore the Green Bay Packers’ number 63 jersey for eight seasons before playing his final years for the Rams. Wells made 100 starts for the Packers across eight years, and he was voted to a Pro Bowl and was a starter in the Super Bowl XLV win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
2) Corey Linsley, C (2014-20)
NFL Draft: 2014, Round 5, Pick 161 to the Green Bay Packers
After getting drafted in the fifth round, Corey Linsley was an immediate starter for the Green Bay Packers. He developed into one of the better centers in the NFL, and he was voted an All-Pro in his final year with the Packers. Linsley ended up playing seven seasons in Green Bay, and he currently plays with the Los Angeles Chargers.
3) Fuzzy Thurston, G (1959-67)
NFL Draft: 1956, Round 5, Pick 54 to the Philadelphia Eagles
From Altoona, WI, Fuzzy Thurston made his way back to Wisconsin in 1959 when he joined the Packers, and he played his final nine seasons with Green Bay. He won five NFL Championships with the Packers, as well as the first two Super Bowls. Thurston was voted to the First-Team All-Pro once and the Second-Team All-Pro four times.
Fuzzy Thurston played in the famous Ice Bowl game. When asked how he prepared for that game, Thurston said he drank “about 10 vodkas.” To the surprise of nobody, this was a popular answer amongst Packer fans, and he likely drank much more than that at his bar Fuzzy’s, which was in Green Bay.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 63 in 2023?
Currently, second-year offensive tackle Rasheed Walker wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 63. Walker is a project on the offensive line, but he does have the skills to play on Sundays. Given the current situation at offensive tackle in Green Bay, there is a chance Walker ends up seeing some time this season, if he improves.