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Tyrann Mathieu New Jersey Number Revealed

Max Staley
Tyrann Mathieu reveals his new jersey number while replying to fans on Twitter.
Tyrann Mathieu reveals his new jersey number while replying to fans on Twitter. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs have been lobbying the NFL to change the way jersey numbers are assigned. The motion is expected to pass when the owners vote on it, and it will allow a ton of players to pick jersey numbers that were previously unavailable to their position.

One player who appears poised to make a change is Chiefs' star safety Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu wore No. 7 back at LSU, and he'd be eligible to wear that in the pros under the Chiefs' new proposed policy.

But it sounds like the Honey Badger is heading in a different direction, as he revealed on Twitter.

Though nothing is set in stone quite yet, it's looking like Mathieu will be switching from No. 32 to No. 21 for the 2021 season.

Since joining the Chiefs, Mathieu has racked up 10 interceptions, 21 passes defended and 137 combined tackles. He's earned a first-team All-Pro selection both years, and also got a Pro Bowl nod in 2020.

Regardless of what number he wears, expect Mathieu to continue dominating in Kansas City.

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