New season, new team, new number for Patrick Peterson.
The All-Pro cornerback is heading from the desert heat to the cold Minnesota air this season, and he’s trading his No.21 trademark for a No.7 in 2021. The catch: The team Practice QB Nate Stanley was already wearing No.7, so Peterson had to pay somehow.
In exchange for the figure, Peterson donated 10 epaulettes to the Menomonie High School football team in Wisconsin. Menomonie is Stanley’s alma mater. QB will move up to No.14 for this coming season.
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If that number is odd, it’s because only quarterbacks, kickers, and punters were allowed to have single-digit numbers before the 2021 season, but the NFL passed new rules easing number restrictions on players. in April. Defensive backs are now allowed to wear anything from 1 to 49, which has caused Peterson to want to switch to his new team.
Peterson has a story with a single number: he wore it to high school and college with LSU, and believes there is some numerology that has entered the number this year. Look good, feel good, play good, as they say.
However, his teammate Dalvin Cook was not so lucky with a number change: in order for players to change numbers for the 2021 season, a player must buy back the current jersey inventory in distribution. The price of Cook’s change was said to have been around $ 1.5 million.
Looks like Peterson – and those high school kids – got the best deal here.