There are some things in the NFL that are pretty cool to see. Some might downplay it, but when a new player chooses their number professionally, it’s almost like a rite of passage.
Once a player is drafted, he usually has a few days to see what his options are before picking a number with his new football team. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, many fans have been waiting to see which number TJ Watt will wear in black and gold.
Outside linebackers, who still wore numbers in the 50s or 90s, are now allowed to wear numbers in the 40s, hence Bud Dupree’s number 48. Watt wore number 42 for the University of Wisconsin, but hinted at a more traditional style. number with the black and gold of his Twitter account verified Tuesday.
– TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) May 2, 2017
While Watt might have chosen number 90, you might want to wait before you go out and buy that new Nike jersey. Why? Because these players can always change their number before the end of the regular season. If a player who is currently on the roster is released, Watt could change their number if the released number is more appealing.
Nonetheless, Watt would look pretty good with the 9-0 on his jersey at Heinz Field. One thing is for sure, Watt will be able to create his own legacy in this jersey number as he certainly lacks any memorable players to wear No.90 for the Steelers.
Here are a few … and the rest are not really remarkable.