The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 91 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 91 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 91. 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 91.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 91
1) Brian Noble, LB (1985-93)
NFL Draft: 1985, Round 5, Pick 125 to the Green Bay Packers
Drafting during what many fans consider the “dark ages” of the Green Bay Packers franchise, Brian Noble wore the Packers’ number 91 jersey for his entire career.
The linebacker had a solid nine-year NFL career, especially since he was drafted in only the fifth round. Noble saw 110 starts for the Packers, totaling 14 sacks and three interceptions.
2) Preston Smith, DE/EDGE (2019-Present)
NFL Draft: 2015, Round 2, Pick 38 to the Washington Redskins
Preston Smith has had a terrific NFL career, though he has never been looked at as a major star. He started his career in Washington, but he has played his past four seasons in the Packers’ number 91 jersey.
In four years, Smith has started 62 games, totaling 33.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, 36 tackles for loss, an interception and a touchdown. With many veterans leaving the team this offseason. Preston Smith will clearly be one of the veteran leaders this year.
3) John Thierry, DE (2000-01)
NFL Draft: 1994, Round 1, Pick 11 to the Chicago Bears
John Thierry had an unfortunate start to his NFL career by being drafted by the Chicago Bears. After five seasons in Chicago, he bounced around a bit, which included two seasons in Green Bay.
In two years with the Packers, Thierry made 28 starts, totaling 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 91 in 2023?
Currently, Preston Smith wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 91 jersey. Obviously, he is ranked second on the list above, so there is a chance he eventually rises to the top spot.
While Smith’s best years as a performer on the field may be behind him, he still plays a large role on the Packers defense, and he is one of the team’s veteran leaders heading into the 2023 season.