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22 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 22 in NFL History

It is officially 22 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 22 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #22. 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 #22 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 22 in NFL History emmitt smith
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Best Players to Wear 29 in NFL History

1) Emmitt Smith, RB (1990-2004)

NFL Draft: 1990, Round 1, Pick 17 to the Dallas Cowboys

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro

NFL MVP (1993)

Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)

Super Bowl MVP (XXVIII)

18,355 Rush Yards, 3,224 Rec Yards, 175 Combined TDs

NFL Records for most career rushing yards (18,355), career rushing touchdowns (164) and career rushing attempts (4,409).

2) Paul Krause, S (1968-79)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 2, Pick 18 to the Washington Redskins

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

81 INT, 2 Sacks, 6 Defensive TDs

3) Roger Wehrli, CB (1969-82)

NFL Draft: 1969, Round 1, Pick 19 to the St. Louis Cardinals

Hall of Fame

7x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

40 INT, 2 Defensive TDs

4) Matt Forte, RB (2008-17)

NFL Draft: 2008, Round 2, Pick 44 to the Chicago Bears

2x Pro Bowl

9,796 Rush Yards, 4,672 Rec Yards, 75 Combined TDs

5) Bob Hayes, WR (1965-75)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 7, Pick 88 to the Dallas Cowboys

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion

371 Rec, 7,414 Yards, 71 TDs


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