What quarterbacks wore 1?
|Denver Broncos||Patrick Surtain II||2|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Travis Etienne||1|
|New York Jets||Elijah Moore||8|
|Philadelphia Eagles||DeVonta Smith||6|
Below is the numbering system established by the NFL, and in place since 1973: Numbers 1 to 19 are worn by quarterbacks, kickers, and punters. Since 2004, wide receivers are also allowed to wear numbers between 10 and 19 if they so choose, even if there is an 80-89 number available.
1-19 — the only numbers quarterbacks are allowed to wear — based on approximate value, a single number that captures a player's contributions. Quarterbacks get credit only for their production wearing the number.
DAVIE, Fla. -- For about 30 years, Warren Moon was the only NFL quarterback known for wearing the No. 1, and he did right by it, making the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Numbers 0 and 00 are no longer used, though they were issued in the NFL before the number standardization in 1973. Quarterback Johnny Clement, running back Johnny Olszewski, and safety Obert Logan all wore a single-0 jersey in the NFL.
1: Oscar Robertson, NBA. Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson spent most of his 14-year career in the NBA with the Cincinnati Royals.
The New NFL Jersey Number Rule by Position
Quarterbacks, Kickers, and Punters: No change. As before, they may wear numbers 1-19. Running Backs: Can now wear numbers 1 to 49 and 80 to 89. Under the old rule, they could only wear numbers 20 to 49.
- Wide Receivers: 1-49, 80-89.
- Tight Ends: 1-49, 80-89.
- Offensive Linemen: 50-79.
- Defensive Linemen: 50-79, 90-99.
- Linebackers: 1-59, 90-99.
- Defensive Backs: 1-49.
- Kickers: 1-19.
- Punters: 1-19.
Switched from 12 to 2 in 2021
Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore decided to go back to number 2 at the start of the 2021 season. He said the number 2 goes all the way back to his first experience playing football.
Who wears 69 in the NFL?
Many football stars have had success with the number as well with Jared Allen and Keith Sims thriving with the number 69 in the NFL.
Football squad numbers are implemented in order to classify each player's role from one another, with each number signifying a unique role or responsibility for the player.
Share: Breaking away from years of tradition, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee has voted to now allow players to wear the number 0 as a jersey number. The range of acceptable numbers listed in Rule 1-4-3 was expanded from 1-99 to 0-99.
In international tournaments (such as FIFA World Cup or continental cups) each team must list a squad of 23 players, wearing shirts numbered 1 through 23. Thus, in this case, third-choice goalkeepers often wear the number 23.
The NFL has rules for jerseys. Players on the same team can't wear the same jersey number, for obvious reasons, and different positions are required to wear particular numbers. Quarterbacks, in particular, have to wear a number between #1 and #19. Welp, that gives us 19 options.
- 1 / 20. JaMarcus Russell. Draft: 2007. Team: Oakland Raiders. ...
- 2 / 20. Tim Couch. Draft: 1999. ...
- 3 / 20. David Carr. Draft: 2002. ...
- 4 / 20. Sam Bradford. Draft: 2010. ...
- 5 / 20. Jeff George. Draft: 1990. ...
- 6 / 20. Alex Smith. Draft: 2005. ...
- 7 / 20. Steve Bartkowski. Draft: 1975. ...
- 8 / 20. Vinny Testaverde. Draft: 1987.
In 1996 there were no quarterbacks taken in the first round, the last time that happened. It came close to happening on Thursday night. Had the Steelers decided Pickett wasn't a long-term starter, it might have happened. Plenty of teams with QB needs obviously didn't like this class.
1 overall won a Super Bowl ring.
Quarterbacks almost always go early
The last time a quarterback didn't go in the top 10 of the draft was in 2013, when the Buffalo Bills took EJ Manuel at 16. In the eight drafts since then, 19 quarterbacks have been drafted in the top 10 of their respective drafts.
- Malik Willis (Titans)
- Kenny Pickett (Steelers)
- Sam Howell (Commanders)
- Desmond Ridder (Falcons)
- Matt Corral (Panthers)
- Bailey Zappe (Patriots)
- Brock Purdy (49ers)
- Skylar Thompson (Dolphins)
Should I draft a QB first?
However, if you are looking for the best mathematical strategy, your best bet is to take your first QB in the 6th round.
Pittsburgh delivered the first major surprise of the 2022 NFL Draft, opting to take Pickett with the 20th pick and making him the first quarterback off the board in Las Vegas.
Fryar went No. 1, becoming the first wide receiver ever to be taken in that spot. Fryar was a member of the Patriots when the team advanced to Super Bowl XX, and was a five-time Pro Bowl pick (four of those five came with teams other than the Patriots).
Which Position Group Contains the Most Value at the NFL Draft?
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Through the 2022 NFL Draft, 87 players have been selected first overall, with the most recent being Travon Walker from Georgia. The Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams have each made the most first overall selections in history with seven.