The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 72 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 72 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 72. 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 72.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 72
1) Earl Dotson, OT (1993-2002)
NFL Draft: 1993, Round 3, Pick 81 to the Green Bay Packers
Earl Dotson was a third-round draft pick who played all 10 of his NFL seasons in the Green Bay Packers’ number 72 jersey. He started 88 games for the Packers in these 10 years. This includes starting at offensive tackle in two different Super Bowls for Green Bay.
2) Dick Himes, OT (1968-77)
NFL Draft: 1968, Round 3, Pick 81 to the Green Bay Packers
Interestingly, Dick Himes was another 81st overall draft pick to wear the Packers’ number 72. Himes also played all 10 of his NFL seasons in Green Bay at offensive tackle, but he made 104 starts for the team.
3) Jason Spitz, G (2006-10)
NFL Draft: 2006, Round 3, Pick 75 to the Green Bay Packers
After getting drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Jason Spitz played five of his six NFL seasons in Green Bay. He was an every-week starter at offensive guard during his first few years as a Packer, though he would move to the sideline more in the final couple of seasons, including the year the Packers won the Super Bowl. Still, he has the ring.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 72 in 2023?
Currently, offensive tackle Caleb Jones wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 72 jersey. Jones is a massive human, listed at 6-9, 370 pounds. He was brought in as an undrafted free agent in 2022.
While he does have some skills, he will continue to be more of a developmental player this season, working off to the side.