We’ve become familiar with Robert Woods as number 17 and Jalen Ramsey as number 20, but Wednesday’s news that the NFL passed a proposed rule change that will allow cornerbacks and receivers to wear single-digit numbers — among other positions and longer number range possibilities — will have an immediate impact on the Los Angeles Rams.
Woods and Ramsey have both expressed an interest in changing to ‘2’ if the NFL did indeed pass the rule, as was expected, but Ramsey might also be open to wearing ‘5’ and is not going to let it come between him and one of the Rams’ top receivers.
Shout out to Camero DaSilva of Rams Wire for gathering all the particulars on that front.
Lol nah me & bro working together to figure this thang out https://t.co/1UKpwpOBP4— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 21, 2021
Ramsey has a third number in mind, as well. It seems like Woods will be moving to ‘2’ and Ramsey will choose another single digit number.
In any case, it won’t be cheap to make the change for next season. According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, players who want to change numbers for the 2021 campaign will need to buy out the existing inventory of jersey distributors.
Running backs, linebackers, and safeties may also switch to single-digit numbers.
Per NFL rules, if a player wants to change his number THIS SEASON, he would have to buy out the existing inventory of jersey distributors.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) April 21, 2021
If he wants to give notice now to change his number NEXT SEASON, there would be no requirement to buy out inventory. https://t.co/XvduiMgSw3