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56 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 56 in NFL History

It is officially 56 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 56 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #56. 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 #56 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 56 in NFL History

1) Lawrence Taylor, OLB (1981-93)

NFL Draft: 1981, Round 1, Pick 2 to the New York Giants

Hall of Fame

NFL MVP (1986)

10x Pro Bowl | 8x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982, 1986)

Super Bowl Champion (XXI, XXV)

142 Sacks, 9 INT, 2 Defensive TDs

2) Chris Doleman, DE (1985-99)

NFL Draft: 1985, Round 1, Pick 4 to the Minnesota Vikings

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

150.5 Sacks, 8 INT, 44 Forced Fumbles

3) Pat Swilling, OLB (1986-98)

NFL Draft: 1986, Round 5, Pick 2 to the New Orleans Saints

5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1991)

107.5 Sacks, 36 Forced Fumbles, 6 INT

4) Len Hauss, C (1964-77)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 9, Pick 115 to the Washington Redskins

5x Pro Bowl

194 Career Starts

5) Andre Tippett, OLB (1982-93)

NFL Draft: 1982, Round 2, Pick 41 to the New England Patriots

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

NFL co-Defensive Player of the Year (1985)

100 Sacks, 1 INT, 2 Defensive TDs


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