Mekhi Becton eyes new number if NFL changes jersey rule

Among the more interesting capacity guideline modifications in the NFL focuses on the numbers on jerseys.

The Chiefs just recently proposed a modification that would offer gamers more flexibility in their mathematical options. Formerly, gamers have actually been limited to a restricted series of numbers representing particular positions. The brand-new guideline is most likely to be authorized, according to NBC Sports’ Peter King.

Here’s how King broke down the broader series of numbers gamers at various positions would be enabled to choose from:

QB, punter, kicker: 1-19.
RB, TE, WR: 1-49, 80-89.
DB: 1-49.
POUND: 1-59, 90-99.
OL: 50-79.
DL: 50-79, 90-99.

This proposed guideline modification stimulated a great deal of conversation on social networks about gamers getting brand-new numbers, consisting of Jets offending lineman Mekhi Becton. He tweeted that he desired the ever-coveted No. 1 jersey — and the Jets’ Twitter account required.

“That’s clean,” Becton tweeted back.

Becton might have competitors for that number, however. Pass receiver Jaleel Scott presently owns the No. 1 jersey and quarterback potential customers Zach Wilson and Justin Fields used No. 1 in college. If the Jets prepare either, they’d definitely wish to keep their number.

Fortunately for the novices, Becton wouldn’t be enabled to use No. 1 anyhow, according to the proposed guideline.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.