A total of 16 players will be taking advantage of the NFL jersey number rule change for the upcoming season.
According to Football Morning in America’s Peter King, the list of players who are taking advantage of the rule change (16, for now) is mainly comprised of rookies.
Other players include veterans like Patrick Peterson and Emmanuel Sanders, who are joining new teams.
The list is mainly comprised of rookies because veterans would have had to buy up the unsold jerseys featuring their old numbers.
Along with running backs, defensive backs, and linebackers, the proposed rule change would also allow fullbacks, tight ends, H-backs, and wide receivers to wear single-digits.
Quarterbacks, punters, and kickers are still be required to wear numbers 1 to 19, linemen will still wear 50 to 79, and defensive linemen and linebackers can also wear 90 to 99
Who will be taking advantage of the jersey number rule change?
A full look can be seen below.
- Cardinals S Budda Baker: 3
- Colts WR Parris Campbell: 1
- Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase: 1
- Dolphins WR Will Fuller: 3
- Dolphins WR Allen Hurns: 8
- Dolphins CB Noah Igbinoghene: 9
- Jets WR Elijah Moore: 8
- Cowboys LB Micah Parsons: 11
- Vikings CB Patrick Peterson: 7
- Falcons TE Kyle Pitts: 8
- Packers WR Amari Rodgers: 8
- Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders: 1
- Eagles WR Devonta Smith: 6
- Broncos CB Patrick Surtain: 2
- Bucs LB Joe Tryon: 9
- Saints LB Pete Werner: 20
We will have to see if any more players ultimately feel like anteing up for the number change.