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44 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 44 in NFL History

It is officially 44 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 44 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #44. 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 #44 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 44 in NFL History
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Best Players to Wear 44 in NFL History

1) John Riggins, RB (1971-85)

NFL Draft: 1971, Round 1, Pick 6 to the New York Jets

Hall of Fame

1x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XVII)

Super Bowl MVP (XVII)

11,352 Rush Yards, 2,090 Rec Yards, 78 Total TDs

2) Leroy Kelly, RB (1964-73)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 8, Pick 110 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1964)

7,274 Rush Yards, 2,281 Rec Yards, 87 Total TDs

3) Dick LeBeau, CB (1961-72)

NFL Draft: 1959, Round 5, Pick 58 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl

62 INT, 4 Defensive TDs

4) Chuck Foreman, RB (1973-79)

NFL Draft: 1973, Round 1, Pick 12 to the Minnesota Vikings

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

5,950 Rush Yards, 3,156 Rec Yards, 76 Total TDs

5) Floyd Little, RB (1967-75)

NFL Draft: 1967, Round 1, Pick 6 to the Denver Broncos

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

6,323 Rush Yards, 2,418 Rec Yards, 52 Total TDs


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