The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 68 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 68 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 68. 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 68.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 68
1) Gale Gillingham, G/DT (1966-76)
NFL Draft: 1966, Round 1, Pick 13 to the Green Bay Packers
Born in Madison, WI, Gale Gillingham wore the Green Bay Packers’ number 68 every year of his pro football career. This equated to 10 seasons since he retired for the 1975 seasons.
During his time in Green Bay, Gale Gillingham made 115 starts, with most coming at offensive guard. He won two NFL Championships and two Super Bowls with the Packers, while getting voted to five Pro Bowls, three First-Team All-Pro and three Second-Team All-Pro selections.
2) Greg Koch, OT (1977-85)
NFL Draft: 1977, Round 2, Pick 39 to the Green Bay Packers
After getting drafted in the second round by the Green Bay Packers, Greg Koch spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the team. He made 120 starts for the Packers on the offensive line, where he was a solid, reliable option. He was talented enough to be inducted to the Packers Hall of Fame.
3) Mike Wahle, OL (1998-2004)
Supplemental Draft: 1998, Round 2 to the Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers selected Mike Wahle in the second round of the 1998 Supplemental Draft, and it turned out to be a solid pick. He would go on to play seven seasons in the Packers’ number 68 before moving on to other teams. He made 83 starts on the offensive line, which included both at guard and tackle.
In his first year out of Green Bay, Mike Wahle was voted to both a Pro Bowl and All-Pro team.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 68 in 2023?
Currently, there are no players wearing the Green Bay Packers’ number 68.