It is officially 83 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 83 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #83. 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 #83 in NFL history.
Best Players to Wear 83 in NFL History
1) Ted Hendricks, LB (1969-83)
NFL Draft: 1969, Round 2, Pick 33 to the Baltimore Colts
Hall of Fame
8x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro
Super Bowl Champion (V, XI, XV, XVIII)
26 Interceptions, 61 Sacks
NFL Record for most career safeties (4).
2) Andre Reed, WR (1985-99)
NFL Draft: 1985, Round 4, Pick 86 to the Buffalo Bills
Hall of Fame
7x Pro Bowl
951 Receptions, 13,198 Rec Yards, 87 Rec TDs
3) Wes Welker, WR (2004-14)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2004
5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro
903 Receptions, 9,924 Rec Yards, 50 Rec TDs
NFL Record for the longest receiving touchdown (99 yards).
4) Mark Clayton, WR (1983-93)
NFL Draft: 1983, Round 8, Pick 223 to the Miami Dolphins
5x Pro Bowl
582 Receptions, 8,974 Rec Yards, 84 Rec TDs
5) Vincent Jackson, WR (2005-16)
NFL Draft: 2005, Round 2, Pick 61 to the San Diego Chargers
3x Pro Bowl
540 Receptions, 9,080 Rec Yards, 57 Rec TDs