NFL house owners are anticipated to approve a proposal that may alter the league’s jersey-number guidelines in 2021, in accordance to NBC Sports activities’ Peter King.
The rule change, proposed by the Chiefs, would enable operating backs, tight ends and large receivers to put on any quantity from one to 49 in addition to 80–89. Defensive backs and linebackers can even put on numbers 1–49 if the rule change is accepted.
The league’s new quantity ranges can be as follows, per King:
Quarterback, punter, kicker: 1–19
Working again: 1–49, 80–89
Defensive again: 1–49
Linebacker: 1–59, 90–99
Offensive lineman: 50–79
Defensive lineman: 50–79, 90–99
Kansas Metropolis did not suggest the rule change for purely aesthetic causes, per King. The Chiefs reportedly ran right into a scarcity of accessible numbers in the 20–49 vary final season, with Nos. 28, 33, 36 and 37 all retired by the franchise. With the newly expanded jersey ranges, franchises are unlikely to run into an identical challenge at any level in the approaching seasons.
A number of present NFL stars wore single digits in school, together with Odell Beckham Jr., Derrick Henry and Christian McCaffrey.