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New York Jets unveil official uniform numbers for rookies, new players

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Offensive lineman Mekhi Becton of Louisville looks on while icing his knee during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The New York Jets have released the official uniform numbers the rookies and new players will wear in 2020.

The New York Jets have updated the official uniform numbers for 29 of their players, most of which include rookies and new acquisitions.

The biggest number of them all goes to rookie offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. His No. 77 isn’t any bigger than other high, double-digit numbers, but considering his presence on the football field, that 77 will probably look a bit bigger in 20220.

Becton had his eye on No. 77 shortly after Joe Douglas and the Jets selected him as the No. 11 pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

Speaking of No. 11, Robby Anderson‘s number will be given to a guy who seems destined to wear it. Denzel Mims cannot wear No. 5 in the pros (the digit he wore with the Baylor Bears), so he went with a low wide receiver number in 11.

Ashtyn Davis takes 32, Jabari Zuniga will wear 92, La’Mical Perine will go with No. 22 (Trumaine Johnson‘s familiar number), James Morgan takes 4, Cameron Clark goes with 72 and Braden Mann (unable to go with his familiar 34 at Texas A&M) decides on No. 7.

The notable veteran numbers include Joe Flacco with 5, Breshad Perriman with 18, Piere Desir with 35, Patrick Onwuasor with 51, Connor McGovern with 60, Greg Van Roten with 62, Josh Andrews with 68 and George Fant with 76.

If Mims and Perriman both start together, Sam Darnold will be looking at two non-80s numbers as his outside duo with Jamison Crowder and his 82 in between.

The only controversial number here is McGovern’s. D’Brickashaw Ferguson donned that number in his 10 years with the Jets. The fourth overall selection of the 2006 NFL draft started with 60 and ended with the same number while never missing a game and only a single snap.

On one hand, the Jet fan has a gripe if he or she didn’t want to see 60 worn this soon. On the other hand, this is football. Unlike the NBA, baseball, or the New York Yankees, who make a mockery of the entire thing, football fields a roster of 65 (including the practice squad) and much more than that in the summer (up to 90). Ony the no-doubt-about-it legends can secure a number like Joe Namath‘s 12 or Don Maynard‘s 13.

The following is the complete list, courtesy of the Jets official website:

Free Agents

Draft Picks

Table inside Article
Player Number
Mekhi Becton 77
Cameron Clark 72
Ashtyn Davis 32
Braden Mann 7
Denzel Mims 11
James Morgan 4
La’Mical Perine 22
Jabari Zuniga 92

Undrafted Free Agents

Table inside Article
Player Number
Lawrence Cager 1
George Campbell 6
Domenique Davis 61
Jared Hilbers 79
Bryce Huff 47
Lamar Jackson 36
Sterling Johnson 66


Table inside Article
Player Number
Anthony Cioffi 45 (from 37)
Mike White 8 (from 5)
Jordan Willis 55 (from 60)

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