The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 73 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 73 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 73. 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 73.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 73
1) Daryn Colledge, G (2006-10)
NFL Draft: 2006, Round 2, Pick 47 to the Green Bay Packers
Daryn Colledge was drafted by Green Bay, and he played his first five NFL seasons in the Packers’ number 73 jersey. He made 76 starts and won a Super Bowl with the Packers before move on to the Arizona Cardinals.
2) Aaron Taylor, G (1995-97)
NFL Draft: 1994, Round 1, Pick 16 to the Green Bay Packers
Aaron Taylor was the first-round pick by the Packers in 1994, where he would play only three seasons. He started all 46 games he played in for Green Bay, but injuries became an issue for him, which was why Taylor played only five total seasons in the NFL. He was, however, part of the Packers’ Super Bowl team in the 90s.
3) Alan Veingrad, OT (1986-90)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1985
Despite going undrafted in 1985, Alan Veingrad put together a solid, successful NFL career. He played four seasons in Green Bay, starting 38 games in these few years. In fact, his play kept notable bust Tony Madarich off of the field. Veingrad would come back from a career-threatening injury to start all 16 games for the Packers in 1989.
He would then leave to join the Dallas Cowboys, where he won a Super Bowl.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 73 in 2023?
Currently, Yosh Nijman wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 73 jersey. Nijman has filled in at offensive tackle for the Packers over the past few years, proving to be a valuable backup for the Green Bay. While he is not the greatest player, he could make the list above if he becomes a Green Bay starter at some point again.