For the longest time, NFL players were forced to wear certain numbers based on their position. However, a new rule change now grants players access to new numbers that they may have not been allowed to wear before.
While some players are opposed to the change, others are embracing it. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson is someone that falls into the second category. Most football fans recognize him for wearing No. 21, but that won't be the case any longer.
Peterson announced on his podcast "All Things Covered" over the weekend to announce that he'll be wearing No. 7 going forward. The change holds significance to him because that's the number he wore when he played for the LSU Tigers in college.
Patrick Peterson Jersey Number Change
Peterson is just one of the several players reverting to their old college numbers. Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown also announced that he would go back to wearing No. 1, which he wore at Ole Miss.
Vikings fans will be excited to see Peterson with his new number take the field later this year. The veteran cornerback suited up for all 16 games with the Arizona Cardinals last season, recording 61 total tackles, 8 passes defended and 3 interceptions. Hopefully, his new number inspires him to do more of the same with his new team.
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