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23 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 23 in NFL History

It is officially 23 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 23 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #23. 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 #23 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 23 in NFL History

1) Troy Vincent, CB (1992-2006)

NFL Draft: 1992, Round 1, Pick 7 to the Miami Dolphins

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

47 INT, 5.5 Sacks, 12 FF, 3 Defensive TDs

2) Patrick Surtain, CB (1998-2008)

NFL Draft: 1998, Round 2, Pick 44 to the Miami Dolphins

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

37 INT, 8 FF, 7.5 Sacks, 2 Defensive TDs

3) Joe Haden, CB (2010-22)

NFL Draft: 2010, Round 1, Pick 7 to the Cleveland Browns

3x Pro Bowl

29 INT, 7 FF, 3 Sacks, 2 Defensive TDs

4) Dave Whitsell, CB (1958-69)

NFL Draft: 1958, Round 24, Pick 289 to the Detroit Lions

1x Pro Bowl

NFL Champion (1963)

46 INT, 4 Defensive TDs

5) Brig Owens, S (1966-77)

NFL Draft: 1965, Round 7, Pick 89 to the Dallas Cowboys

36 INT, 5 Defensive TDs


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