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31 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 31 in NFL History

It is officially 31 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 31 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #31. 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 #31 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 31 in NFL History

1) Donnie Shell, S (1974-87)

NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1974

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)

51 INT, 9.5 Sacks, 4 Defensive TDs

2) Jim Taylor, FB (1958-67)

NFL Draft: 1958, Round 2, Pick 15 to the Green Bay Packers

Hall of Fame

NFL MVP (1962)

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (I)

NFL Champion (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966)

8,597 Rush Yards, 1,756 Rec Yards, 93 Combined TDs

3) Aaron Glenn, CB (1994-2008)

NFL Draft: 1994, Round 1, Pick 12 to the New York Jets

3x Pro Bowl

41 INT, 5 FF, 6 Defensive TDs

4) Joe Fortunato, LB (1955-66)

NFL Draft: 1952, Round 7, Pick 80 to the Chicago Bears

5x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1963)

16 INT, 21 Sacks, 2 Defensive TDs

5) Jamal Lewis, RB (2000-09)

NFL Draft: 2000, Round 1, Pick 5 to the Baltimore Ravens

1x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Offensive Player of the Year (2003)

Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)

10,607 Rush Yards, 1,879 Rec Yards, 62 Combined TDs

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