A Look At Which NFL Players Have Changed Their Uniform Numbers This Offseason

In April, NFL owners approved a proposal that will allow running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs to wear a wider range of uniform numbers moving forward.

Since then, dozens of players have made the decision to ditch their old number in favor of a new one, oftentimes returning to what they wore in college or high school. Others have picked an entirely new digit altogether.

League rules stipulate that any player who wants to switch his number for the upcoming season is required to buy out the existing inventory of jerseys and t-shirts from league distributors. In some cases, players are paying in the mid-to-upper six figures to change their number, though it would come at no cost had they waited another year.

With that said, we’ve compiled a list of players who have changed numbers this offseason, as well as their previous number for comparison. It’s worth noting this list only notes the players who are taking advantage of the rule change and not those who are simply switching to a number that was otherwise permitted.

  • RB Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams – No. 3 (No. 23)
  • S Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals – No. 3 (No. 32)
  • LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, New England Patriots – No. 8 (No. 51)
  • WR Lynn Bowden, Miami Dolphins – No. 6 (No. 15)
  • WR Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens – No. 5 (No. 15)
  • WR Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts – No. 1 (No. 15)
  • RB James Conner, Arizona Cardinals – No. 6 (No. 30)
  • S Quandre Diggs, Seattle Seahawks – No. 6 (No. 37)
  • DE Carlos Dunlap, Seattle Seahawks – No. 8 (No. 43)
  • RB Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals – No. 2 (No. 29)
  • LB L.J. Fort, Baltimore Ravens – No. 3 (No. 58)
  • RB Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – No. 7 (No. 28)
  • S Jordan Fuller, Los Angeles Rams – No. 4 (No. 32)
  • WR Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins – No. 3 (No. 15)
  • WR K.J. Hamler, Denver Broncos – No. 1 (No. 13)
  • WR Allen Hurns, Miami Dolphins – No. 8 (No. 17)
  • CB Noah Igbinoghene, Miami Dolphins – No. 9 (No. 23)
  • RB Mark Ingram, Houston Texans – No. 2 (No. 21)
  • WR DeSean Jackson, Los Angeles Rams – No. 1 (No. 10)
  • S Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears – No. 4 (No. 39)
  • WR Julia Jones, Tennessee Titans – No. 2 (No. 11)
  • WR Zay Jones, Las Vegas Raiders – No. 7 (No. 12)
  • LB Matt Judon, New England Patriots – No. 9 (No. 99)
  • CB Jalen Mills, New England Patriots – No. 2 (No. 31)
  • WR D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers – No. 2 (No. 12)
  • CB Byron Murphy, Arizona Cardinals – No. 7 (No. 33)
  • LB Kenneth Murray, Los Angeles Chargers – No. 9 (No. 56)
  • CB Patrick Peterson, Minnesota Vikings – No. 7 (No. 21)
  • LB Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens, No. 6 (No. 48)
  • CB Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams – No. 5 (No. 20)
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills – No. 1 (No. 10)
  • WR Sterling Shepard, New York Giants – No. 3 (No. 87)
  • CB Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles – No. 2 (No. 24)
  • LB Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys – No. 9 (No. 54)
  • CB Jason Verrett, San Francisco 49ers – No. 2 (No. 22)
  • CB Ahkello Witherspoon, Seattle Seahawks – No. 2 (No. 23)
  • RB Damien Williams, Chicago Bears – No. 8 (No. 26)
  • CB Darious Williams, Los Angeles Rams – No. 11 (No. 31)
  • S Donovan Wilson, Dallas Cowboys – No. 6 (No. 37)
  • WR Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams – No. 2 (No. 17)

Stay tuned to SportsLogos.net, as we’ll continue to update this list as new numbers are announced.