The Green Bay Packers will kickoff their 2023 season 88 days from now against the Chicago Bears. In celebration of a new era of Packers football and in anticipation for the upcoming season, Wisconsin Sports Heroics will present the top 100 players in franchise history in the 100 days leading up to the start of the regular season. Our rankings are based on Pro Football References Approximate Value stat, which gives a numeric value to each season a player plays in.
Green Bay Packers Greatest Players: #88- Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
Remember how, in the last installment, we discussed how AV is not a perfect stat? How else is a player like Paul Hornung so low on the list? Well, here we have another example of its flaws. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila might actually be ranked right where he should be on this list, but the AV for some of his seasons is, well, highly questionable.
Allow me to explain. From 2001-2004, KGB had seasons with 13.5 sacks, 12.0 sacks, 10.0 sacks, and 13.5 sacks. His AV’s in those seasons were 3, 7, 12, and 7. You see, In 2001, when he had 13.5 sacks, he did not start a single game. According to their metrics, a player’s value is hurt if he is not a starter.
Another example of this was in KGB’s second-to-last season. That year, 2007, he had a very respectable 9.5 sacks, the most he had in two years at that point. Again, however, his AV was 3. While he played in 15 games, he only started two of them.
Overall, KGB ended his career having played only for the Packers and with an AV of 49. His 74.5 career sacks rank fourth all-time in Packers history behind only Willie Davis, Clay Matthews, and Ezra Johnson.
Green Bay Packers Greatest Players List
- #100- Daryn Colledge
- #99- Mike Butler
- #98- Bernardo Harris
- #97- Tyrone Williams
- #96- Dick Himes
- #95- Mason Crosby
- #94- Mike McCoy
- #93- Gilbert Brown
- #92- Ryan Pickett
- #91- Ron Kostelnik
- #90- Earl Dotson
- #89- Paul Hornung