The first game in the 2023 Green Bay Packers schedule is a September 10th matchup at the Chicago Bears. This means we have 97 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 97 days until the 2023 Green Bay Packers season, we give you the best players to wear Packers number 97. 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 97.
Best Players to Wear Green Bay Packers Number 97
1) Kenny Clark, DL (2016-Present)
NFL Draft: 2016, Round 1, Pick 27 to the Green Bay Packers
Kenny Clark was a first-round pick by Green Bay in 2016, and he has worn the Packers’ number 97 ever since. He is one of the leaders and most important players on the defense, currently.
As of writing, the two-time Pro Bowler has spent seven seasons on the Packers. In this time, he has totaled 194 tackles, 38 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
2) Tim Harris, OLB (1986-90)
NFL Draft: 1986, Round 4, Pick 84 to the Green Bay Packers
Tim Harris is a Pro Bowler with the Green Bay Packers and is now a member of the Packers Hall of Fame. In five seasons with the team, Harris totaled 537 tackles and 55 sacks. Harris would go on to win a Super Bowl with the 49ers and play 10 total seasons in the league.
3) Cletidus Hunt, DL (1999-2004)
NFL Draft: 1999, Round 3, Pick 94 to the Green Bay Packers
Drafted out of Kentucky State, Cletidus Hunt would play all six of his NFL season with the Green Bay Packers. He made 60 starts for the Packers in these games. During this time, Hunt would total 177 tackles, 33 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.
After the 2004 season, Hunt signed with the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League.
Who Wears Packers’ Number 97 in 2023?
Currently, Kenny Clark wears the Green Bay Packers’ number 97. This means he is the great #97 in Packers history, according to AV, and he has a chance to further separate himself this season. Clark continues to be one of the best players not only on the defense but the entire Green Bay team.