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78 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 78 in NFL History

It is officially 78 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 78 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #78. 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 #78 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 78 in NFL History

1) Bruce Smith, DE (1985-2003)

NFL Draft: 1985, Round 1, Pick 1 to the Buffalo Bills

Hall of Fame

11x Pro Bowl | 8x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1996)

200 Sacks, 1,224 Tackles, 43 Forced Fumbles

NFL Records for most career sacks (200), most seasons with 1+ sacks (19) and most seasons with 10+ sacks (13).

2) Anthony Munoz, OT (1980-92)

NFL Draft: 1980, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Cincinnati Bengals

Hall of Fame

11x Pro Bowl | 9x All-Pro

184 NFL Starts

3) Mike Kenn, OT (1978-94)

NFL Draft: 1978, Round 1, Pick 13 to the Atlanta Falcons

5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

251 NFL Starts

4) Bobby Bell, LB/DE (1963-74)

NFL Draft: 1963, Round 7, Pick 56 to the Kansas City Chiefs

Hall of Fame

9x Pro Bowl | 6x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IV)

Defensive Player of the Year (1969)

159 NFL Starts

5) Jackie Slater, OT/G (1976-95)

NFL Draft: 1976, Round 3, Pick 86 to the Los Angeles Rams

Hall of Fame

7x Pro Bowl

211 NFL Starts

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