The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 70 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 70 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 70. 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 70.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 70
1) TJ Lang, G (2009-16)
NFL Draft: 2009, Round 4, Pick 109 to the Green Bay Packers
After being drafted in the fourth round, T.J. Land wore the Green Bay Packers’ number 70 jersey for the first eight years of his NFL career. During these eight seasons, Lang made 94 starts, won a Super Bowl and was voted to the Pro Bowl. Lang would be voted to one more Pro Bowl with the Detroit Lions.
2) Keith Uecker, OL (1984-91)
NFL Draft: 1982, Round 9, Pick 243 to the Denver Broncos
Keith Uecker spent his first two seasons in Denver, but he played his remaining six seasons in Green Bay. He made starts at both guard and tackle for the Packers, starting 47 games in total.
3) Bob Barber, DE (1976-79)
NFL Draft: 1975, Round 2, Pick 51 to the Pittsburgh Steelers
While Bob Barber was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he never played a snap for them. Instead, all four years of his playing career were spent in the Green Bay Packers’ number 70 jersey. Barber made 22 starts in four seasons in Green Bay, totaling 13.5 sacks along the way.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 70 in 2023?
Currently, Royce Newman wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 70 jersey. After a lackluster college career, the Packers decided to draft Newman, then made the poor decision of starting him. After a couple of seasons of hurting the offensive line unit and the offense overall, there is a chance Newman will be fighting for a roster spot this season.