Eagles formally propose latest overhaul of jersey numbers, including No. 0
Two years ago, the NFL dramatically changed the range of numbers available to skill-position players. Now, the Eagles want to take it even farther.
The league has announced that the Eagles have proposed making No. 0 for all players except offensive and defensive linemen.
The proposal also would expand the range of potential numbers for kickers and punters from 1-19 to 0-49 and 90-99.
So why not double zero? Former players who wore the iconic “OO” include center Jim Otto and receiver Ken Burrough.
And, as I’ve previously mentioned on PFT Live, I once had a generic green “00" jersey from Sears. I was very proud of it. I wore it to school once, on a day when uniforms weren’t required. Then someone said, “What’s that, your IQ?”
And I never wore it again.