ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – Earlier this offseason, NFL owners voted to relax jersey number regulations to allow more players to wear single-digit numbers.
Several Broncos will benefit from this new rule in 2021.
First-round pick Pat Surtain II will wear No.2, the number he sported in Alabama, while wide receiver KJ Hamler will switch from the No.13 jersey he wore as a rookie to No.1, the number he wore to college. at Penn State.
Wide receiver Kendall Hinton will switch from the No.2 shirt he wore last year to the No.9.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who the Broncos acquired in a draft week trade, will also stick to his single-digit number. Bridgewater has worn the number 5 since high school, and he will continue to wear the number in Denver.
While Bridgewater was previously allowed to wear a single-digit number, Surtain, Hamler and Hinton will all benefit from the rule change that will allow running backs, tight ends, full-backs, wide receivers, defensive backs and linebackers. to wear n ° 1-9.
Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and Bradley Chubb will remain in their No.10 and No.55 jerseys respectively.
Surtain wasn’t the only new addition to the Broncos’ high school picking his number. Ronald Darby will wear No.21, while Kyle Fuller will wear No.23. Second-year cornerback Michael Ojemudia will move from No.23 to No.13.
Running back Mike Boone, who also joined the Broncos in free agency, will wear the No.26. His new backfield teammate, second-round pick Javonte Williams, will wear the No.33.
A full list of Broncos jersey numbers can be found below:
Additions to off-season veterans:
QB Teddy Bridgewater – n ° 5
LB Natrez Patrick – n ° 57
DL Shamar Stephen – # 99
WR Kendall Hinton – No.9
CB Michael Ojemudia – n ° 13
CB Nate Hairston – # 27
CB Pat Surtain II – N ° 2
RB Javonte Williams – # 33
OL Quinn Meinerz – # 77
LB Baron Browning – # 56
WR Seth Williams – No. 19
CB Kary Vincent Jr. – # 35
OLB Jonathon Cooper – # 53
DL Marquiss Spencer – n ° 51
All jersey numbers are subject to change prior to the start of the 2021 regular season.