It is officially 52 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 52 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #52. 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 #52 in NFL history.
Best Players to Wear 52 in NFL History
1) Ray Lewis, LB (1996-2012)
NFL Draft: 1996, Round 1, Pick 26 to the Baltimore Ravens
Hall of Fame
12x Pro Bowl | 7x All-Pro
Super Bowl Champion (XXXV, XLVII)
Super Bowl MVP (XXXV)
Defensive Player of the Year (2000, 2003)
2,059 Career Tackles, 41.5 Sacks, 31 INT, 3 Defensive TDs
NFL Records for most career combined tackles (2,059), career solo tackles (1,568) and most solo tackles in a season (156).
2) Mike Webster, C (1974-88)
NFL Draft: 1974, Round 5, Pick 125 to the Pittsburgh Steelers
Hall of Fame
9x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro
Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
217 Career Starts
3) Patrick Willis, LB (2007-14)
NFL Draft: 2007, Round 1, Pick 11 to the San Francisco 49ers
7x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro
950 Career Tackles, 20.5 Sacks, 8 INT
4) Clay Matthews, OLB (2009-19)
NFL Draft: 2009, Round 1, Pick 26 to the Green Bay Packers
6x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro
Super Bowl Champion (XLV)
91.5 Sacks, 519 Career Tackles, 6 INT, 3 Defensive TDs
5) Dave Edwards, LB (1963-75)
NFL Draft: 1962, Round 25, Pick 194 to the Denver Broncos
Super Bowl Champion (VI)
15.5 Sacks, 13 Interceptions