How does the NFL classify a start for a player?
Do they have a player that starts for each position? what is the breakdown for the positions and how many can be named starters (WR)?
- sixstringhovahLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Technically, you could start 9 WRs. NFL rules require that 7 offensive players (including WRs) be on the line of scrimmage. You would still have to have a center to snap the ball and a player to receive the snap. It would be a horribly bad idea, but you could do it.
The offense and defense both have 11 starters.
You can find a breakdown of positions at http://www.nfl.com/rulebook.
- DJLv 41 decade ago
Depends on the setup of the offense.
Each position has a starter,
Some positions like WR orCB have muliple starters.
Some offenses have a base of 1 starting reciever
Some offenses have 4.
Usually on offense there is/are:
1 Starting Quarterback
2 starting Wide Recievers
1 starting Half Back
5 O linemen
1 Tight end
1 Full back