NFL teams will probably make some changes following the new NFL rule. The wave of changes is affecting the New England Patriots, too. According to recent sources, Patriots players will be switching numbers following the new rule.
The Kansas City Chiefs ownership made a proposal and the league has decided to loosen restrictions on player uniform numbers in 2021. NFL Update shared the new parameters.
Quarterbacks, kickers, punters, and linemen won’t bear any changes. But, the change applies to running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, defensive backs, and linebackers. Everything points to the fact that many players will take back their college numbers.
Kyle Van Noy signed a deal with the Patriots after spending a year with the Miami Dolphins. Van Noy reconnected with his teammates and even got into a thing with Patriots quarterback Cam Newton. Yes, thye did some trash talk last season.
Patriots players will be switching numbers and fans approve
Van Noy took notice of the change and took to Twitter to announce a potential change. The veteran wore the No.3 in college. Will he go back to his number?
Van Noy had an interesting convo with Patriots running back James White. They will probably switch numbers.
White had an interesting reaction. His choice would be No.7. As you may know, Patriots punter Jake Bailey has this number.
Van Noy and White are probably the only players who may switch numbers ahead of the 2021 season.
Fitting wide receivers into one of 20 numbers is quite a challenge. The Chicago Bears have a lot of retired numbers and they don’t really have much options.
Players really like wearing thei college numbers and this adds a little spice to the game. Fans would love to watch their favorite players wear their college numbers.
This leads us to a popular topic. Players who go back to their college numbers see a spike in jersey purchases.
Players have embraced the idea and fans support their decisions. This may be a win-win situation for everyone.