The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished off round one of the 2021 NFL Draft Thursday night by selecting OLB Joe Tryon. Recently, the NFL changed its uniform number policy to allow some positions to wear single digit numbers. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady isn’t a fan of it, calling it “dumb“. He wasn’t alone on that sentiment as several talking heads express the same ire towards the rule change.
Fast forward to days before the draft and Buccaneers’ running back Leonard Fournette decided to use the rule change to switch to his old college number of “7”. It will definitely take time getting used to a running back wearing a single digit number.
If single digit numbers on running backs strikes a nerve, wait till you see what number Buccaneers’ rookie Joe Tryon has selected.
Introducing No. 9⃣ pic.twitter.com/pu5eYSD8EL
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Lets be honest, at the end of the day does it really matter? Not really, but what’s next, a quarterback wearing number “99”?