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98 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 98 in NFL History

It is officially 98 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 98 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #98. 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 #98 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 98 in NFL History

1) Jessie Armstead, LB (1993-2003)

NFL Draft: 1993, Round 8, Pick 207 to the New York Giants

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

720 Tackles, 66 Tackles For Loss, 12 Interceptions, 40 Sacks

2) Casey Hampton, DT (2001-12)

NFL Draft: 2001, Round 1, Pick 19 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

5x Pro Bowl

Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)

398 Tackles, 39 Tackles For Loss, 9 Sacks

3) Robert Mathis, DE (2003-16)

NFL Draft: 2003, Round 5, Pick 138 to the Indianapolis Colts

5x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XLI)

Forced Fumbles Leader (2004, 2005, 2013)

538 Tackles, 123 Sacks, 108 Tackles For Loss, 54 Forced Fumbles

NFL Records for most career forced fumbles (54) and most forced fumbles in a season (10).

4) Greg Ellis, DE (1998-2008)

NFL Draft: 1998, Round 1, Pick 8 to the Dallas Cowboys

1x Pro Bowl

531 Tackles, 84 Sacks, 82 Tackles For Loss

5) Tony Siragusa, DT (1990-2001)

NFL Draft: 1990, Undrafted Free Agent to the Indianapolis Colts

Super Bowl Champion (XXXV)

564 Tackles, 22 Sacks, 14 Tackles For Loss


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