Who will change their number next?
I know we’re all busy with the NFL Draft, but I also thought this bit of news was interesting.
If you look at the New York Giants’ official roster on their website, wide receiver Derrick Dillon has changed his number to the number six now that skilled position players can wear single digit numbers aside from quarterbacks, kickers and punters.
Dillon was signed to the Giants’ practice squad last season as an undrafted rookie free agent out of LSU.
It’s easy for guys like Dillon to change their number because the NFL isn’t selling their jersey. Whereas well known players like Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley would have to pay Nike, the company who makes the jerseys, for all of the jerseys that weren’t sold that had their old number.
It will be interesting to see what number rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney will go with because he wore both one and four at Florida and both of those numbers are retired within the Giants’ organization.
The only single digit number available is the number seven right now. When it comes to numbers in the teens, there aren’t any available. He might be able to get 15 from Alex Bachman, because it’s not a guarantee that he will make their final roster.
We also need to keep an eye on whether or not Jabrill Peppers is able to pry the number five from kicker Graham Gano.
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