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18 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 18 in NFL History

It is officially 18 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 18 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #18. 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 #18 in NFL history.

Peyton Manning Best Players to Wear 18 in NFL History
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Best Players to Wear 18 in NFL History

1) Peyton Manning, QB (1998-2015)

NFL Draft: 1998, Round 1, Pick 1 to the Indianapolis Colts

Hall of Fame

14x Pro Bowl | 7x All-Pro

NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013)

Offensive Player of the Year (2004, 2013)

Super Bowl Champion (XLI, 50)

Super Bowl MVP (XLI)

71,940 Pass Yards, 539 TD-251 INT

NFL Records for most passing touchdowns in a season (55), most passing yards in a season (5,477), most touchdown passes in a game (7), and most all-time game-winning drives (54).

2) Charlie Joiner, WR (1970-86)

NFL Draft: 1969, Round 4, Pick 93 to the Houston Oilers

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

211 Receptions, 12,146 Yards, 65 TDs

3) Roman Gabriel, QB (1962-77)

NFL Draft: 1962, Round 1, Pick 2 to the Los Angeles Rams

4x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

NFL MVP (1969)

29,444 Pass Yards, 201 TD-149 INT

4) Emmitt Thomas, CB (1966-78)

NFL Draft:

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IV, XXII, XXVI)

58 INT, 5 Defensive TDs

5) A.J. Green, WR (2011-Present)

NFL Draft: 2011, Round 1, Pick 4 to the Cincinnati Bengals

7x Pro Bowl

703 Receptions, 10,278 Yards, 68 TDs

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