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16 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 16 in NFL History

It is officially 16 days until the official kickoff of the 2022 NFL season! As our official countdown here on FlurrySports, we will be releasing the best players to ever wear the jersey number of the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the NFL season, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear that jersey number is! Click here to see the best NFL players from yesterday.

With 16 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #16. Of course, some of the all-time greats at this number will still be playing this season. They have the ability to continue rising up the list! The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference.

Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear #16 in NFL history.

Joe Montana Best Players to Wear 16 in NFL History
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Best Players to Wear 16 in NFL History

1) Joe Montana, QB (1979-92)

NFL Draft: 1979, Round 3, Pick 82 to the San Francisco 49ers

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

NFL MVP (1989, 1990)

Offensive Player of the Year (1989)

Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)

Super Bowl MVP (XVI, XIX, XXIV)

40,551 Passing Yards, 273 TDs-139 INT

2) Len Dawson, QB (1957-75)

NFL Draft: 1957, Round 1, Pick 5 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hall of Fame

7x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IV)

Super Bowl MVP (IV)

28,711 Passing Yards, 239 TDs-183 INTs

3) George Blanda, QB (1953-75)

NFL Draft: 1949, Round 12, Pick 119 to the Chicago Bears

Hall of Fame

4x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

AFL MVP (1961)

AFL Champion (1960, 1961, 1967)

26,920 Pass Yards, 236 TDs-277 INTs, 247 Made FGs

NFL Records for most seasons played (26), most career extra points made (943), most career extra points attempted (959), and most touchdown passes in a game (7).

4) Norm Snead, QB (1961-76)

NFL Draft: 1961, Round 1, Pick 2 to the Washington Redskins

4x Pro Bowl

30,797 Passing Yards, 196 TDs-257 INTs

5) Jim Plunkett, QB (1971-86)

NFL Draft: 1971, Round 1, Pick 1 to the New England Patriots

Super Bowl Champion (XV, XVIII)

Super Bowl MVP (XV)

25,882 Passing Yards, 164 TDs-198 INTs

NFL Record for longest touchdown pass (99 yards).


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