A cornerback number 5? The NFL is revolutionizing its jersey numbering! | Touchdown Actu (NFL Actu)





The NFL fields are going to look very different starting in the coming season. On Wednesday, the owners accepted the Chiefs’ proposal to change the numbering of the jerseys.

As in the university ranks, a runner will now be able to wear the number 2, just like a cornerback or a linebacker.

Quarterbacks, kickers, punters and linemen are the only ones for whom nothing changes.

Some players could therefore be tempted to take the number they used in college.

No immediate changes?

But beware, there is a downside for those who would like to change immediately. The league confirmed to Pro Football Talk that a player who would like to change his number for the upcoming season must purchase the entire jerseys inventory in his name and old number.

If they want to change for free, they must notify one year in advance.

New numbering

Quarterbacks, kickers, punters: 1-19
Running backs, fullbacks, tight ends, receivers: 1–49 and 80-89
Offensive line: 50-79
Defensive line: 50–79 and 90–99
Linebackers: 1–59 and 90–99
Defensive backs: 1–49

Old numbering

Quarterbacks, kickers, punters: 1-19
Running backs, defensive backs: 20-49
Fullbacks, tight ends: 40-49 and 80-89
Receivers: 10-19 and 80-89
Offensive line: 50-79
Defensive line: 50–79 and 90–99
Linebackers: 40-59 and 90-99

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