If you were waiting to buy that Jalen Hurts jersey, your moment has arrived.
The Eagles’ second-round pick announced on Wednesday night that he’ll be wearing No. 2 in the NFL.
This means Hurts will be back in the number he wore at Alabama from 2016-2018. At Oklahoma last year, Hurts wore No. 1. Tua Tagovailoa, who ended up taking the starting job at Alabama from Hurts, will wear No. 1 in Miami.
The No. 2 isn’t a very commonly used number in Eagles history. Most recently, it was worn by Matt Barkley in 2013-14.
It’s most associated with kicker David Akers, who is the franchise’s all-item leader in regular season games played and points scored.
Here’s the complete history of the No. 2 with the Eagles:
1934-37: End Joe Pilconis
1978: Punter Mike Michel
1984-85: Punter Mike Horan
1988: Kicker Dean Dorsey
1989: Kicker Steve DeLine
1999-2010: Kicker David Akers
2013-14: Quarterback Matt Barkley
So Hurts will be just the second quarterback to ever wear the No. 2 in a regular season game for the Eagles.
Earlier this offseason, we found out first-round pick Jalen Reagor will wear No. 18 with the Birds.
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