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81 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 81 in NFL History

It is officially 81 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 81 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #81. 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 #81 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 81 in NFL History

1) Carl Eller, DE (1964-78)

NFL Draft: 1964, Round 1, Pick 6 to the Minnesota Vikings

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1969)

133.5 Sacks, 23 Fumble Recoveries, 1 Def TD

2) Terrell Owens, WR (1996-2010)

NFL Draft: 1996, Round 3, Pick 89 to the San Francisco 49ers

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

1,078 Receptions, 15,934 Rec Yards, 153 Rec TDs

3) Tim Brown, WR (1988-2004)

NFL Draft: 1988, Round 1, Pick 6 to the Los Angeles Raiders

Hall of Fame

9x Pro Bowl

1,094 Receptions, 14,934 Rec Yards, 100 Rec TDs

NFL Record for most consecutive starts by a wide receiver (176, 185 including playoffs).

4) Art Monk, WR (1980-94)

NFL Draft: 1980, Round 1, Pick 18 to the Washington Redskins

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XVII, XXII, XXVI)

940 Receptions. 12,721 Rec Yards, 68 Rec TDs

5) Anquan Boldin, WR (2003-15)

NFL Draft: 2003, Round 2, Pick 54 to the Arizona Cardinals

3x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (XLVII)

1,076 Receptions, 13,779 Rec Yards, 82 Rec TDs

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