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21 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 21 in NFL History

It is officially 21 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 21 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #21. 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 #21 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 21 in NFL History ladainian tomlinson
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Best Players to Wear 21 in NFL History

1) LaDainian Tomlinson, RB (2001-11)

NFL Draft: 2001, Round 1, Pick 5 to the San Diego Chargers

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year (2006)

13,684 Rush Yards, 4,772 Rec Yards, 162 Combined TDs

NFL Records for most rushing touchdowns in a season (28), most touchdowns from scrimmage in a season (31), most consecutive games with a touchdown (18), and most points scored in a single season (186).

2) Deion Sanders, CB (1989-2000)

NFL Draft: 1989, Round 1, Pick 5 to the Atlanta Falcons

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 6x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year

Super Bowl Champion

53 INT, 10 Defensive TDs, 9 Return TDs, 3 Rec TDs

3) John Hadl, QB (1962-77)

NFL Draft: 1962, Round 3, Pick 24 to the San Diego Chargers

6x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

33,503 Pass Yards, 244 TDs, 268 INT

4) Eric Allen, CB (1988-2001)

NFL Draft: 1988, Round 2, Pick 30 to the Philadelphia Eagles

6x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

54 INT, 9 Defensive TDs

5) Tiki Barber, RB (1997-2006)

NFL Draft: 1997, Round 2, Pick 36 to the New York Giants

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

10,449 Rush Yards, 5,183 Rec Yards, 67 Combined TDs

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