The best players in NFL history to wear the #87 are predominantly at the wide receiver position. To celebrate 87 days until the 2024 NFL season, we will be going over some of these players. Rising on the list is Travis Kelce, who may be the greatest tight end when it’s all said and done. 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 87 days until the 2024 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #87. 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 #87 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 87 in NFL History

1) Reggie Wayne, WR (2001-14)

NFL Draft: 2001, Round 1, Pick 30 to the Indianapolis Colts

6x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XLI)

1,070 Receptions, 14,345 Rec Yards, 82 Rec TDs

2) Willie Davis, DE/DT (1960-69)

NFL Draft: 1956, Round 15, Pick 181 to the Cleveland Browns

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (I, II)

99.5 Sacks, 22 Fumble Recoveries

3) Travis Kelce, TE (2013-Present)

NFL Draft: 2013, Round 3, Pick 63 to the Kansas City Chiefs

9x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (LIV, LVII, LVIII)

907 Receptions, 11,328 Rec Yards, 74 Rec TDs

NFL Records:

  • Career postseason receptions (165)
  • Career postseason receiving touchdowns by a tight end (19)
  • Seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards by a tight end (7)
  • Consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons by a tight end (7)
  • Career receiving yards per game by a tight end (71.2)
  • Games with 100+ receiving yards by a tight end (37)
  • Games with 100+ receiving yards in the playoffs (8)

4) Muhsin Muhammad, WR (1996-2009)

NFL Draft: 1996, Round 2, Pick 43 to the Carolina Panthers

2x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

860 Receptions, 11,438 Rec Yards, 62 Rec TDs

5) Claude Humphrey, DE (1968-81)

NFL Draft: 1968, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Atlanta Falcons

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

130 Sacks, 11 Fumble Recoveries, 2 Safeties


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