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(NEW YORK) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady broke the rules for the new NFL jersey number in multiple posts on his Instagram Story.
The new rules allow tight ends, wide receivers, running backs, linebackers and defensive backs to wear single-digit numbers. Previously, this was only allowed for quarterbacks, kickers and punters.
In a post on his Instagram story, Brady wrote a screenshot of the new authorized numbers.
“Good luck trying to block the right people now!” Brady wrote in the post. âIt’s going to be a lot of bad football! “
Brady followed up with another screenshot of the rules, calling the rule “mute.”
“Why not let the lineman wear what he wants too?” Why have numbers? ” he added. “Just have colored jerseysâ¦ why not wear the same number?” “
Brady also tagged the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the union that represents all players in the league.
Other players, like Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey, have responded positively to the change, teasing a change in jersey number.
Shortly after the rule change was announced, Ramsey tweeted an animated version of him wielding the numbers two and five.
– Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 21, 2021
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