Garrett Wilson, NY Jets, Jersey Number
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Garrett Wilson announced the future plans for his jersey number

On the same day we found out that Allen Lazard will sport a No. 10 jersey for the New York Jets, we also got some interesting jersey number news from Garrett Wilson.

Some Jets fans have speculated that Wilson might switch to the No. 5 jersey since it has been vacated by the previous wearer, Mike White. Wilson wore No. 5 at Ohio State before switching to No. 17 with the Jets since White was holding the number.

Wilson cleared things up on Monday by announcing he plans to stick with No. 17 this season. However, in an interesting twist, Wilson also announced he is planning to switch to No. 5 in 2024.

It’s a surprising move – we don’t often see players state they intend to wait until the following season to switch numbers. Usually, players who want to switch numbers make the move at the very moment their desired number becomes available.

It is possible that another Jets player has taken the No. 5 (most likely a new addition who is eligible, such as Mecole Hardman, Thomas Morstead, or Tim Boyle). We don’t know the jersey numbers of every new player just yet. But at the moment, it appears the No. 5 is still available following White’s exit and Wilson has simply decided to put off wearing it until 2024.

In other news, the Jets released photos and videos of players reporting to the team facility in Florham Park for the voluntary offseason program.

Mecole Hardman pulled up for the first time, looking ready to bring a newfound explosive element to the Jets offense.

Breece Hall was spotted walking the halls of the facility. Hall is getting closer and closer to a full recovery from his ACL injury as he prepares for a comeback season in 2023.

Alijah Vera-Tucker is another young Jet who is looking to forge a comeback season. Vera-Tucker appeared to be in great spirits as he arrived.

Linebacker Quincy Williams, who re-upped with the Jets on a three-year, $18 million contract, looked excited to be back with the team.

This is just about all of the content fans will get from the voluntary offseason program. There will be no on-field work. According to the NFL, this week’s activities are “limited to meetings, strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation only.”

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