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82 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 82 in NFL History

It is officially 82 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 82 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #82. 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 #82 in NFL history.

Jason Witten Best Players to Wear 82 in NFL History
Credit: Ron Jenkins/AP Photo

Best Players to Wear 82 in NFL History

1) Jimmy Smith, WR (1992-2005)

NFL Draft: 1992, Round 2, Pick 36 to the Dallas Cowboys

5x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion

862 Receptions, 12,287 Rec Yards, 67 Rec TDs

2) Jason Witten, TE (2003-20)

NFL Draft: 2003, Round 3, Pick 69 to the Dallas Cowboys

11x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

1,228 Receptions, 13,046 Rec Yards, 74 Rec TDs

3) John Stallworth, WR (1974-87)

NFL Draft: 1974, Round 4, Pick 82 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion

537 Receptions, 8,723 Rec Yards, 63 Rec TDs

4) Jim Houston, LB/DE (1960-72)

NFL Draft: 1960, Round 1, Pick 8 to the Cleveland Browns

4x Pro Bowl

NFL Champion

14 Interceptions, 29.5 Sacks, 3 Defensive Touchdowns

5) Ozzie Newsome, TE (1978-90)

NFL Draft: 1978, Round 1, Pick 23 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

662 Receptions, 7,980 Rec Yards, 47 Rec TDs


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