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Packers Numbers History: Best to Wear Each Number 1-99

The Packers have the most storied and rich history in the NFL and alot of great players and many Hall of Famers have worn different numbers with the team. We take a look at the best player to wear each number with the Packers from 1 to 99.

#1  Earl ‘Curly’ Lambeau

You might think I chose him because he founded the team and they named the stadium after him, but no, it’s because he was the only one to wear one.

#2 Mason Crosby

When he started in 2007, it was the first time a player had worn the number since Charlie Mathys in 1926.

#3 Tony Canadeo

If you get your number retired, you get to claim that number.

#4 Brett Favre

See the rule above, though for petty reasons, I would really love to give this one to Herm Schneldman.

#5 Paul Hornung

Though his number may not be retired, he is in the Hall of Fame.

#6 JK Scott

I will get hate for this one, but Scott is the only one who wore this number for multiple seasons. My other choices were Graham Harrell, Joe Callahan, and Kurt Benkert.

#7 Don Majkowski

This one isn’t even close – Majik by a mile.

#8 Ryan Longwell

This one was tough because Mark Brunell was better than Longwell, but Longwell had the longevity. As a prize, Ryan Longwell receives a $25 gift card to Applebees.

#9 Josh Bidwell

Slim pickins here as I had a few punters to choose from (or Jim McMahon) but Bidwell had the longest tenure on the team.

#10 Matt Flynn (Holding spot for Jordan Love)

I could have gone with Jan Stenerud but I had to go with Flynn since I actually saw him play in a game where he set Packers franchise records.

#11 Matt Hasslebeck

Though only here for two seasons, he ended up getting the Packers a first round pick, which they pissed away, but that’s not his fault

#12 Aaron Rodgers

The deep thinker gets the nod over Lynn Dickey

#13 Chris Jacke

After you end the nightmare that was 1988 and lead the team to the Super Bowl, you get the spot.

#14 Don Hutson

In a world where GOAT is overused, he is the GOAT.

#15 Bart Starr

First two Super Bowl MVPs and a whole heap of championships.

#16 Lou Brock

I know Rodgers would say this number should go to Kumerow but I am going with Lou Brock. He played 1940-1945 and did everything from running to passing to punting.

#17 Davante Adams

Just barely beat out one of the greatest punters of all time in Craig Hentrich.

#18 Tobin Rote

He was the lone bright spot on bad teams before he was traded and the Bart Starr era began

#19 Arnie Herber

In the early days of football, players changed jersey numbers every year but he did wear number 19 in 1937.

#20 Kevin King

I could go with Curly Lambeau again as he wore this number in 1929 but I have a rule that you can’t make the list twic.

#21 Charles Woodson

One of the greatest numbers in Packers history worn by one of the greatest players of all time.

#22 Elijah Pitts

Alot of people with the last name Lee (Mark, Pat) wore this jersey but this goes to the five time NFL champ.

#23 Jaire Alexander

Not many current players make this list but Jaire is one. He got the stank off of that Damarious Randall jersey.

#24 Willie Wood

8 time Pro Bowler, 5 time NFL champ and in the Hall of Fame.

#25 Dorsey Levens

This was close between Levens and Ryan Grant but had to go with Levens. I also wanted to throw in Harland Huckleby just because it’s a fun name.

#26 Herb Adderly

Another Lombardi era player on the list and another Hall of Famer.

#27 Terrell Buckley

When you see a jersey number and one player comes to your mind, they get that spot and that’s T-Buck.

#28 Willie Buchanon

Packers Hall of Famer and 1972 Defensive Rookie of the Year

#29 Ken Stills

Casey Hayward was a close second but Stills hated the Bears with a passion so that’s worth a few points. 

#30 Ahman Green

Still the best Packers running back I have personally seen and all time leading rusher in Packers history.

#31 Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor makes the spot here because of the championships and being the second leading rusher in franchise history at a time when they played fewer games than they do today, but Al Harris was a close second.

#32 Travis Jervey

32 is a great number so we need someone great to come take it. There weren’t many players to choose from so I went with the outcast. Other possibilities were Dave Brown, Brandon Jackson, and Chris Banjo.

#33 Aaron Jones

This has been a great number for the Packers going all the way back to 1988 and had several notable players such as Doug Evans, William Henderson, and Micah Hyde.

#34 Edgar Bennett

Another case of seeing a number and one player coming to mind. No running back  will ever be better with screen passes than Bennett was. If there could be a GOAT for a specific type of play, Bennett would be it for screen passes.

#35 Michael Haddix

It was a close call with Samkon Gado but Michael Haddix was able to stay in the league for so long while being so bad, this is kind of a pity prize.

#36 LeRoy Butler

Yet another iconic jersey number. They should only give this number to defensive backs picked in the second round as both he and Nick Collins dominated with this number. Since Butler made the Hall of Fame and Collins’ career was cut short due to injury, we’ll give this to LeRoy.

#37 Sam Shields

One of the most important and surprising players during the Packers Super Bowl run in 2010. If Sam Shields isn’t on that team, they probably don’t win the Super Bowl.

#38 Tramon Williams

Here’s how good Tramon Williams is, he took a terrible number and made it good. Think of all of the iconic 38s in NFL history. It’s a pretty short list.

#39 Cal Hubbard

He’s in the Hall of Fame and wore this jersey number in 1929. Mike Prior would be second as you have to respect anyone whose main duty is to fair catch punts.

#40 Eddie Lee Ivery

I know, he sounds like the leader of a 1980’s hair band but the ‘Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech’ is 15th all time in Packers rushing yards.

#41 Eugene Robinson

Let’s be honest, he is just on this list for his dope track, ‘Titletown’ which is set to the tune of Funkytown.

#42 Jock Brockington

Because I have a ‘no rapists’ policy for this list, Darren Sharper was disqualified.

#43 Doug Hart

I’ll be honest, I had to dig for this one and I had actually not heard of Doug Hart before but he was a member of the Packers first two Super Bowl teams. The runner up was M.D. Jennings, who was not a doctor, but who was on the wrong side of one of the worst calls in NFL history.

#44 Bobby Dillon

When I head 44 I always think of James Starks or guys who poop in hampers but Bobby Dillon was way before my time and is in the Hall of Fame.

#45 Clarke Hinkle

Through most of his career, Hinkle wore #30 but in 1934 he wore 45 so we gave him this spot so the other contenders suck.

#46 Vince Workman

This spot should probably go to Hank Gremminger since he played for the Packers for 10 years in the 50s into the 60s but I never heard of him before making this list.

#47 Roland Micthell

From 1992-1994 you had Buckly and Mitchell on the corners and it’s no coincidence that is when the Packers resurgence began.

#48 Ken Ellis

In his time in Green Bay, he had 20 interceptions and made 2 Pro Bowls and was named All Pro in 1972.

#49 Robert Francois

Francois had two interceptions in the 2011 season.

#50 A.J. Hawk

This just goes to show that I am putting my personal feelings aside for this list because I hate A.J. Hawk but he was the best 50 the Packers have had.

#51 Jim Ringo

Easy choice here as he was a 10 time Pro Bowler and is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

#52 Clay Matthews

This has been yet another great number for the Packers. I think eventually Gary takes this spot but for now, it’s Clay.

#53 George Koonce

Mike Douglass could have been here too but Koonce was the starting middle linebackers on the Super Bowl XXXI team.

#54 Larry McCarren

They have given out the number 54 – 20 times since McCareen last wore it in 1984 and I think that’s a travesty.

#55 Za’Darius Smith

Though his time with the Packers ended on a sour note, there were few that matched his intensity and output when healthy.

#56 Julius Peppers

While Nick Barnett gets credit for naming a nightclub after his number, we have to go with future Hall of Famer, Julius Peppers.

#57 Rich Moran

One of the starting guards when I first started watching football in 1989. He played for the Packers from 1985-1993.

#58 Mike Flanagan

Long before Zach Tom and Elgton Jenkins, there was Mike Flanagn who could play any position on the offensive line. A runner up would be Paul Rudzinski who most people probably don’t know but I played against his son and current Virginia defensive coordinator, John, in grade school. 

#59 John Anderson

John Anders is here because of his longevity with the team but personally when I think of 59, I think of Wayne Simmons

#60 Rob Davis

The long snapping GOAT.

#61 Brett Goode

The second best long snapper of all time and one that they have been unable to replace.

#62 Marco Rivera

A starting guard for the best offensive line I have personally seen.

#63 Fuzzy Thurston

So many good options here from iconic centers like James Campen, Scott Wells, and Corey Linsley, but have to go with Thurston for being a 6 time NFL champion.

#64 Ted Fritsch

I mean he’s got a park and a high school football field in Green Bay named after him. I should probably give it to John Jurkovic since he gave up his number 92 to Reggie White and took 64.

#65 Mark Tauscher

Close call between him and Ron Hallstom but I want to keep the Badgers’ fans happy.

#66 Ray Nitschke

It was retired because of him… so….

#67 Jeff Dellenbach

Absolutely atrocious number for the Packers. I am going with Dellenback because he went to the University of Wisconsin and had the number during the Packers 1996 Super Bowl season.

#68 Mike Wahle

Along with Marco Rivera as the guards on that dominant Packers offensive line of the late 90s and early 2000s.

#69 David Bakhtiari


#70 T.J. Lang

Played for the Packers from 2009-2016 and won a Super Bowl ring in 2010.

#71 Santana Dotson

Close call with Josh Sitton but Dotson was a key member of the Packers dominant defense in 1996.

#72 Earl Dotson

The starting right tackle for almost a decade who had a problem with false starts in domes but otherwise a quality player.

#73 Tootie Robbins

There weren’t too many good options. Aaron Taylor’s career was cut short and Daryn Colledge left a lot to be desired so I went with the person with the most fun name. 

#74  Aaron Kampman

Elgton Jenkins probably had this spot in the future but for now it’s the hard working, blue collar, defensive end from Iowa.

#75 Forrest Gregg

Iconic number that has also graced the chests and backs of Ken Ruettgers and Bryan Bulaga but goes to Greeg for his place in the Hall of Fame and definitely not his coaching. And if Lombardi calls you the best player he ever coached, I guess I have to agree.

#76 Chad Clifton

Absolute stud who came back from a cowardly hit from Warren Sapp to have an amazing career.

#77 Cullen Jenkins

Jenkins gets this spot due to his efforts to turn the Packers back into Super Bowl champs, but if I was going with potential this would definitely go to Tony Mandarich.

#78 Ezra Johnson

Johnson wore this number for one year in 1978 (otherwise wore 90) and that year he had 17.5 (unofficial) sacks and made the Pro Bowl.

#79 Ryan Pickett

One of the few free agent signings by the Packers and he worked out pretty well, playing with the team from 2006-2013.

#80 James Lofton

Have to go with James Lofton for being in the Hall of Fame but Donal Driver is right there as well. Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett aren’t anywhere close.

#81 Desmond Howard

He only played for the Packers for one (full) season but being the only kick returner to win a Super Bowl MVP gets you on this list.

#82 Paul Coffman

The best tight end in a franchise that has had a lot of good tight ends.

#83 Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Probably some recency bias here but there aren’t a lot of great players to choose from. Tom Crabtree would win for his Twitter content though.

#84 Sterling Sharpe

Another iconic number made mostly by Sterling Sharpe.

#85 Max McGee

It was a close call between Max McGee and Greg Jennings. They both had two touchdowns in Super Bowls but McGree scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history. Jeff Query gets an honorable mention.

#86 Antonio Freeman

He had two different stints with the Packers and scored the longest touchdown in Super Bowl history at the time. 

#87 Robert Brooks

I know that this will get hate from the Jordy Nelson fans but Brooks’ season was cut short in 1996 when the Packers won the Super Bowl so I don’t want to rob him of this too. Plus he wrote Jump in the Stands 

#88 Bubba Franks

Even though the Packers should have drafted Tom Brady instead of him, he still had a great career.

#89 James Jones

See my asterisk at number 42 and how it relates to not allowing rapists on this list. While I am not implying that Mark Chmura is a rapist, I don’t feel it would be wise to include him on this list so I will go with the hoodie instead. 

#90 Vonnie Holliday

Seriously underrated and unfortunately the Packers decided to keep Cletidus Hunt instead of him.

#91 Brian Noble

Noble made the list but according to someone I know, he couldn’t carry Mark D’Onofrio’s jock.

#92 Reggie White

The most dominant defensive player I have ever seen, and I’ve seen Deion Sanders and Lawrence Taylor.

#93 Gilbert Brown

You have to make sure the Gravedigger’s on the list, especially because he had is own burger at Burger King.

#94 Charles Martin

It would be Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila but he never slammed a Bears quarterback long after they had thrown the ball.

#95 Bryce Paup

One of the few mistakes Ron Wold admits was not keeping Paup.

#96 Sean Jones

That makes it a clean sweep of members of the Packers 1996 defensive line.

#97 Tim Harris

He was the first ever to wear the number for the Packers and while Kenny Clark may be better, Tim Harris was more iconic.

#98 Esera Tuaolo

He had a voice like an angel.

#99 Corey Williams

Williams was a rising star before being traded to the Browns. It’s certainly not Jamal Reynolds.

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