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86 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 86 in NFL History

It is officially 86 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 86 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #86. 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 #86 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 86 in NFL History

1) Buck Buchanan, DT (1963-75)

NFL Draft: 1963, Round 19, Pick 265 to the New York Giants

Hall of Fame

8x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (IV)

70.5 Sacks, 3 Interceptions

2) Hines Ward, WR (1998-2011)

NFL Draft: 1998, Round 3, Pick 92 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

4x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)

Super Bowl MVP (XL)

1,000 Receptions, 12,083 Rec Yards, 85 Rec TDs

3) Stanley Morgan, WR (1977-90)

NFL Draft: 1977, Round 1, Pick 25 to the New England Patriots

4x Pro Bowl

557 Receptions, 10,716 Rec Yards, 72 Rec TDs

4) Boyd Dowler, WR (1959-71)

NFL Draft: 1959, Round 3, Pick 25 to the Green Bay Packers

2x Pro Bowl

NFL Champion (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967)

Super Bowl Champion (I, II)

474 Receptions, 7,270 Rec Yards, 40 Rec TDs

5) Gary Collins, WR/P (1962-71)

NFL Draft: 1962, Round 1, Pick 4 to the Cleveland Browns

2x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1964)

NFL Championship Game MVP (1964)

331 Receptions, 5,299 Rec Yards, 70 Rec TDs


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