Wednesday’s Prime Numbers looks at the best to wear No. 28

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The Prime Numbers series continues on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN with a look at a number worn by a surprisingly high number of all-time greats.

We’ve narrowed the list to seven.  Vote for the best three.

One of them, Curtis Martin, will join the program to talk about how he ended up wearing No. 28 after donning No. 29 at Pitt.

And then tune in Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET for a 60-minute edition of the show, featuring Hines Ward and Ross Tucker as the analysts for the day.

Ward wore No. 86 when he played.  Tucker wore, well, a number.  Between 1 and 99.  Beyond that, throw a dart or something.

35 responses to “Wednesday’s Prime Numbers looks at the best to wear No. 28

  1. Wow, great list, so many great players. Just like any good Eagles fan, cant stand the Redskins, but still went with Darrell Green. Amazing player. One of my first football watching memories as a kid was him running down Dorsett from behind on Monday Night Football.

  2. All time greatest to wear number 28, and Chris Johnson is on the ballot but Fred Taylor is not?

    Yeah, ok.

  3. Gentlemen, class act, but Curtis Martin may be the single most overrated player in the entire Hall Of Fame. I can’t remember a single incident in which I saw him play and said, “Wow”.

  4. You should have someone on staff with a little more experience.

    Willie Buchanon certainly was better than Dillon, Dunn, and Johnson.

    Obviously, only those involved in fantasy football would vote for Peterson.

    Marshall deserves a lot of respect and his share of vote.

    Emotionally, I would vote for Green. He had longevity and great respect for the shield. He did a lot for the game.

  5. I’d take Adrian Peterson ALL DAY, everyday. With all due respect to deserving HOF players in Faulk, Martin and Green. AD will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and the NFL’s All-Time leading rusher when he finally hangs up his cleats.

  6. A. Peterson 5.0 yards per carry. C. Johnson 4.6. Fred Taylor 4.6. Everybody else below those numbers. Oh yea, Fred wore 28 but nobody…what’s the point

  7. I give a slight edge to Faulk over AP, based on versatility. Faulk was an amazing receiver. AP has never been real strong in that area. I gotta give some props to Dillon as well. If he hadn’t wasted most of his career playing on some terrible Bengals teams, he’d be a sure fire HOF’er. He was a violent runner. A better version of Marshawn Lynch.

  8. Marshall Faulk probably jumped to everyone’s attention, and he would get my vote.

    Having said that, the original Curt Warner (Penn State RB for the Seahawks about three decades or so ago) was on his way to a pretty special career — before shredding his knee (and his career in the process).

    Curt was not on this seven player list, but I felt he deserved mention.

  9. Marshall Faulk and Darrell Green are clearly the top 2! AP might someday be considered, but he has a ways to go.

    Faulk was amazing with the Colts and unstoppable with the Rams. The Rams would not have won a Super Bowl without him.

    Green was a major part of a Redskins’ defense that dominated at times during the 80’s and early 90’s. His 20 year career as a DB is truly a remarkable feat.

  10. Chose Darrell Green, but if he isn’t in first, I am OK with the two that are ahead of him. I don’t agree, but any one of the other names would be ridiculous.

  11. everyone remembers green catching dorsett from behind but the run down of eric dickerson in 86 was just as great as the dorsett one. btw, the punt return for touchdown against the bears in 87 is another memorable play by green.

  12. Fred Taylor is 15th all time on the rushing list. In other words, since the NFL has been a thing, only 14 players have ran for more yards than him. Criminally underrated…

  13. I’m a Corey Dillon supercollector, with nearly 1,000 different cards of him, and I absolutely loved seeing him singlehandedly carry his 0-6 Bengals team to a win in Denver with a then record 278 yards in one game. However, even I have to give credit to the guy that broke the single game yardage record as a rookie, and that’s Adrian Peterson.

  14. Props to Darrell Green, who was a great football player, and one FAST son of a gun. Although I might be a little biased, when Purple Jesus hangs up his cleats, he will be standing atop the NFL rushing world, as the greatest running back of all time, and the greatest player to ever don #28. SKOL VIKINGS!

  15. My top 28’s All time:

    1 Peterson
    2 Faulk
    3 Green
    4 C Johnson He won’t have Tennesee’s crap line anymore. If returns to form can be top 3 by the end of his career. Still scores a10 on sick feeling in a D coordinator’s gut with his speed/acceleration.
    5 Martin
    6 Taylor
    7 Dillon
    8 Warner

  16. Cj2k has 8k rushing yards in 6 seasons vs Fred Taylor’s 11695 in 13 seasons. That’s 66 percent of Taylors rushing yards in less half the time. Everybody hates Chris lol

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