The NFL voted this offseason to relax its restrictions on what number positional players can wear and folks are wasting no time calling dibs on a new look heading into 2021. So far, there are has been a wide array of veterans (and rookies) electing to take advantage of this new rule. Before we get into the full list of which players are making the change, let’s take a quick look at what numbers are now available to specific positions.
Running back: 1-49, 80-89
Wide receiver/tight end: 1-49, 80-89
Offensive line: 50-79
Defensive line: 50-79, 90-99
Linebacker: 1-59, 90-99
Defensive backs: 1-49
Alright, let’s get into who is set to sport a new number!
(Note: This list only reflects players taking advantage of the new rule change and not a number swap that would have previously been permitted)