The Eagles submitted a proposal to the competition committee to add the No. 0 as a jersey number, a league source briefed on the matter told The Athletic.
In 2021, NFL owners approved a proposal submitted by the Kansas City Chiefs that expanded the number of players allowed to wear single-digit numbers. Before that change, the only positions allowed to wear single-digit numbers were quarterbacks, kickers and punters. The expansion allowed running backs, defensive backs, linebackers, tight ends, fullbacks, H-backs and wide receivers to wear single-digit numbers, which has now created a number crunch for some teams.
“We are going to prioritize the things that are important to us and this football team and make sure they’re strong. Are we going to get all of our free agents back? No we’re not. We have a lot of guys under contract and we have picks”
-Howie Roseman on Eagles free agents pic.twitter.com/d5wBrpKUYt
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 28, 2023
Texans GM Nick Caserio says the QBs in this class aren’t “one size fits all.” He compared and complimented the situation the Eagles created with Jalen Hurts — building the offense around his strengths.
Houston owns the No. 2 overall pick. pic.twitter.com/VPCUxZoJHR
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) February 28, 2023