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9 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 9 in NFL History

It is officially 9 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 9 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #9. 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 #9 in NFL history.

Matthew Stafford Best Players to Wear 9 in NFL History
Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

Best Players to Wear 9 in NFL History

1) Drew Brees, QB (2001-20)

NFL Draft: 2001, Round 2, Pick 32 to the San Diego Chargers

13x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion, MVP (XLIV)

NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)

80,358 Passing Yards, 571 TD-243 INT

NFL Records for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, highest completion percentage in a season, highest completion percentage in a game, and most touchdown passes in a game.

2) Matthew Stafford, QB (2009-Present)

NFL Draft: 2009, Round 1, Pick 1 to the Detroit Lions

1x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (LVI)

49,995 Passing Yards, 323 TD-161 INT

NFL Records for most fourth-quarter comebacks in a season (8), most passing attempts in a season (727), and first player to complete 60% or more of his passes in every game of a season (2015).

3) Sonny Jurgensen, QB (1957-74)

NFL Draft: 1957, Round 4, Pick 43 to the Philadelphia Eagles

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

NFL Champion (1960)

32,224 Passing Yards, 255 TD-189 INT

NFL Record for longest pass completion (99 yards).

4) Steve McNair, QB (1995-2007)

NFL Draft: 1995, Round 1, Pick 3 to the Houston Oilers

3x Pro Bowl

NFL MVP (2003)

31,304 Passing Yards, 174 TD-119 INT, 3,590 Rushing Yards, 37 Rush TD

5) Tony Romo, QB (2004-16)

NFL Draft: Undrafted in 2003

4x Pro Bowl

34,183 Passing Yards, 248 TD-117 INT


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