We are now 74 days until the kickoff of the 2024 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 74 days until the 2024 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #74. 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 #74 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 74 in NFL History

1) Bruce Matthews, OL (1983-2001)

NFL Draft: 1983, Round 1, Pick 9 to the Houston Oilers

Hall of Fame

14x Pro Bowl | 7x All-Pro

293 Career Starts

NFL Record for most career starts with one team (293).

2) Merlin Olsen, DT (1962-76)

NFL Draft: 1962, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Los Angeles Rams

Hall of Fame

14x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

91 Sacks, 9 Fumble Recoveries

3) Bob Lilly, DT/DE (1961-74)

NFL Draft: 1961, Round 1, Pick 13 to the Dallas Cowboys

Hall of Fame

11x Pro Bowl | 7x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (VI)

95.5 Sacks, 4 Defensive TDs

4) Henry Jordan, DT/DE (1959-69)

NFL Draft: 1957, Round 5, Pick 52 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

4x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (I, II)

NFL Champion (1961, 1962, 1965-67)

59.5 Sacks, 21 Fumble Recoveries

5) Ron Mix, OT/G (1960-69)

NFL Draft: 1960, Round 1, Pick 10 to the Baltimore Colts

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 9x All-Pro

AFL Champion (1963)

130 Career Starts


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