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40 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 40 in NFL History

It is officially 40 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 40 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #40. 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 #40 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 40 in NFL History

1) Bobby Boyd, CB (1960-68)

NFL Draft: 1960, Round 10, Pick 119 to the Baltimore Colts

2x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1968)

57 INT, 5 Defensive TDs

2) James Hasty, CB (1988-2000)

NFL Draft: 1988, Round 3, Pick 74 to the New York Jets

2x Pro Bowl

45 INT, 10 Sacks, 5 Defensive TDs

3) Mike Haynes, CB (1976-82)

NFL Draft: 1976, Round 1, Pick 5 to the New England Patriots

Hall of Fame

9x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XVIII)

46 INT, 2 Sacks, 2 Defensive TDs

4) Dick Anderson, S (1968-77)

NFL Draft: 1968, Round 3, Pick 73 to the Miami Dolphins

3x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1973)

Super Bowl Champion (VIII, VII)

34 INT, 4 Defensive TDs

NFL Record for most passes intercepted in a game (4).

5) Joe Morrison, RB/WR (1959-72)

NFL Draft: 1959, Round 3, Pick 34 to the New York Giants

2,474 Rush Yards, 4,993 Rec Yards, 65 Combined TDs

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