The NFL made a change back in 2021 to allow all players in the league that aren’t offensive or defensive linemen to be able to wear numbers one through 49.
Now the league has taken things a step further when it comes to jersey numbers players can wear moving forward, with the NFL approving the addition of No. 0.
According to Dallas Cowboys Network, safety Jayron Kearse of the Dallas Cowboys has chosen to change from No. 27 to No. 0 starting next season.
#Cowboys S Jayron Kearse officially given No. 0 jersey ✭ pic.twitter.com/ChXmd1GN02
— Dallas Cowboys Network (@TheCowboysNet) March 31, 2023
This is an interesting development, with Cowboys superstar linebacker Micah Parsons recently expressing his desire to wear No. 0.
If it were up to the team, Parsons would likely get what he wants because he’s arguably the new face of the franchise in Dallas, but maybe Kearse was adamant about making the change and discussed it with Parsons.
Along with Kearse, another prominent player has decided to make the change to No. 0, and he could definitely use a fresh start after what he’s been through.
Jacksonville Jaguars newcomer Calvin Ridley will be the first to sport No. 0.
Excited to be the first @Jaguars player to wear zero – shout out to @JagsEquip! #ReadyToWork pic.twitter.com/MfympKGWSl
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) March 28, 2023
No. 0 looks pretty cool on a jersey, and these two players are likely the first of many to make the switch.
Former Indianapolis Colts star Parris Campbell will begin his stint with the New York Giants going with No. 0.
Parris Campbell will wear No. 0 🔥 pic.twitter.com/H5HHsAkQLn
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 29, 2023
It’ll be interesting to see whether the NFL softens its stances on other things in the years to come to make players happy or at least show that they appreciate its players and are willing to change things for them.NEXT: Shannon Sharpe Reacts To Mike McCarthy's Goal For Dak Prescott