The Best Kick Returners Of 2023

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Vote up the return men most likely to take a punt or kickoff back for a touchdown this year.

Who are the best kick returners of 2023? From taking kicks up the field and establishing field position, the best NFL kick returners and punt returners play an important role on the field. They've got to be quick and have elite awareness, lest they muff a punt. They must tear through running lanes, catch high flying balls, and break tackles in the open field. The 2023 best NFL punt returners are some of the best special teams players in football. Who is the best kick returner of 2023? Which of the best NFL return men 2023 do you love?

When it comes to the best current kick returners, few handle kicks and punts better than players like Deonte Harris, Devin Duvernay, and Ray-Ray McCloud. However, you've also got to consider long time vets like Tyreek Hill, not to mention Mecole Hardman and Demetric Felton who are among the best NFL kick returners right now. Then there's great young NFL return men like Amon St. Ra Brown, Tony Pollard, and Trayveon Williams, who are carrying the torch for the next generation of the best NFL returners ever.

Vote up the best current kick returners in the NFL below and help decide which kick or punt returner is at the top of the class.


  • Nyheim Hines (born November 12, 1996) is an American football running back and punt returner for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
    • Birthplace: Garner, North Carolina
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Buffalo Bills
    • Position: Running back
  • Jamal Agnew
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    Jamal Agnew

    Jamal Agnew (born April 3, 1995) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego. On September 26, 2021, he tied the NFL record for the longest play with a 109 yard return of a missed field goal.
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Position: Wide receiver, return specialist
  • Trayveon Williams
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    Trayveon Thomas Williams (born October 18, 1997) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). During his junior season at Texas A&M, Williams received first team all-SEC and second-team All-America honors; he also broke the school records for single-season all-purpose yards and rushing yards.
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Cincinnati Bengals
    • Position: Running back
  • Mecole Hardman
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    Carey Mecole Hardman Jr. (born March 12, 1998) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia.
    • Birthplace: Bowman, Georgia
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Kansas City Chiefs
    • Position: Wide receiver
  • Devin Duvernay
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    Devin Duvernay (born September 12, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas and was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
    • Birthplace: Sachse, Texas
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: Baltimore Ravens
    • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Ray-Ray McCloud
    Photo: 49ers.com
    Raymond "Ray-Ray" McCloud III (born October 15, 1996) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
    • Nationality: American
    • Team: San Francisco 49ers
    • Position: Wide receiver, Return specialist