Football is officially back, and with Week 1 of the NFL kicking off this week, Michigan fans should be able to spot more than a few former Wolverines on the field.
There are nearly 50 Wolverines on NFL rosters currently, as there are more than a few former Michigan that fans can expect to see on the RedZone channel.
Here’s a list of all the former Michigan players on NFL rosters, listed in order of most Wolverines to least. (Shoutout to the folks over at Ourlads for keeping track of this as accurately as they do.)
New England Patriots — 6 former players
The 6-time Super Bowl champs lead the league in Wolverines, with the most recent being Quinn Nordin, who was recently looking for jobs on LinkedIn before winning the kicking job in New England.
Quinn Nordin: Starting placekicker (entered the league in 2021)
Cameron McGrone: Reserve linebacker (2021)
Ben Mason: Practice squad fullback (2021)
Michael Onwenu: Starting left guard (2020)
Josh Uche: Second-team outside linebacker (2020)
Chase Winovich: Second-team EDGE rusher (2019)
Green Bay Packers — 3 former players
Green Bay has a trio of Wolverines in the trenches, with the big-name being Rashan Gary, who has had a great camp with teammate Preston Smith predicting the Michigan alum will have a big year.
Jon Runyan: Second-team guard (2020)
Rashan Gary: Second-team EDGE rusher (2019)
Ben Braden: Practice squad offensive linemen (2017)
Kansas City Chiefs — 3 former players
Defensive end Frank Clark and teammate Chris Jones were recently named a top-five pass-rushing duo, as that pair should continue to wreak havoc on AFC offensive lines.
Mike Danna: Second-team EDGE rusher (2020)
Frank Clark: Starting EDGE rusher (2015)
Chad Henne: Second-team quarterback (2008)
Pittsburgh Steelers — 3 former players
Mike Tomlin is excited to see Devin Bush return to the field after tearing his ACL 11 months ago, as the inside linebacker has started in 20 of the 21 games he’s appeared in.
Devin Bush: Starting inside linebacker (2019)
Zach Gentry: Third-string tight end (2019)
Chris Wormley: Starting defensive end (2017)
New York Giants — 3 former players
For the second time since being traded to New York as part of the Odell Beckham Jr. deal, Jabrill Peppers was named a captain by his peers.
Ben Bredeson: Second-team guard (2020)
Jabrill Peppers: Starting safety (2017)
Willie Henry: Practice squad defensive tackle (2016)
Dallas Cowboys — 2 former players
After suffering an ankle injury in Week 1 of last season, Jourdan Lewis was recently named a bounce-back candidate by ESPN.
Sean McKeon: Reserve tight end (2020)
Jourdan Lewis: Reserve cornerback (2017)
Indianapolis Colts — 2 former players
After being in the first round 5 months ago, Kwity Paye is expected to play a key role on defense for the Colts this season.
Kwity Paye: Starting defensive end (2021)
Jordan Glasgow: Reserve outside linebacker (2020)
New Orleans Saints-2 former players
NOLA.com did a great feature about Cesar Ruiz, as he has appeared to have gained a lot of confidence heading into his second season.
Cesar Ruiz: Starting center (2020)
Ryan Glasgow: Reserve defensive tackle (2017)
Philadelphia Eagles — 2 former players
Veteran defensive end Brandon Graham was recently named a captain among a fairly young Eagles squad.
Nick Eubanks: Practice squad tight end (2021)
Brandon Graham: Starting defensive end (2010)
Minnesota Vikings — 2 former players
Josh Metellus: Second-string safety (2020)
Mason Cole: Second-string center (2018)
San Francisco 49ers-2 former players
Ambry Thomas: Reserve corner (2021)
Maurice Hurst: Reserve defensive linemen (2018)
Washington Football Team — 2 former players
Camaron Cheeseman: Starting long snapper (2021)
Khaleke Hudson: Second-team linebacker (2020)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers — 1 former player
The legendary quarterback recently revealed that he contracted COVID-19 shortly after the Super Bowl and thinks the virus could be an even bigger issue this season.
Tom Brady: Starting quarterback (2000)
Tennessee Titans — 1 former player
Taylor Lewan: Starting offensive tackle (2014)
Seattle Seahawks — 1 former player
Bryan Mone: Second-team defensive tackle (2019)
New York Jets — 1 former player
Jarrod Wilson: Practice squad safety (2016)
Los Angeles Rams — 1 former player
David Long: Second-team cornerback (2019)
Jacksonville Jaguars — 1 former player
Brandon Rusnak: Practice squad cornerback (2019)
Houston Texans — 1 former player
Nico Collins: Second-team wide receiver (2021)
Denver Broncos — 1 former player
Graham Glasgow: Starting right guard (2016)
Cleveland Browns — 1 former player
Donovan Peoples-Jones: Starting punt returner (2020)
Cincinnati Bengals — 1 former player
Chris Evans: Third-team running back (2021)
Atlanta Falcons — 1 former player
Jalen Mayfield: Second-team right tackle (2021)