The Lions announced Tuesday that several players had changed numbers. This is standard procedure after final roster cutdowns, as players must take on jersey numbers assigned to their primary position, and the high volume of cuts renders lots of new ones available.
For more on the number swaps, check out our earlier update.
Question of the day: Which number changes were the best, worst?
My answer: I’m going to start off with the worst, which was Jeff Okudah going from 1 to 30.
Any time you switch from 1 it’s a downgrade, but, whew, 30 isn’t very aesthetically appealing. If you’re a corner you’ve got to look sleek in the 20s; maybe you can pull off 31 if you’re Rashean Mathis, but other than that it’s pretty clear cut. For Okudah, 30 is just too clunky.
The best is probably 42 for Jayron Kearse. For a hard-hitting strong safety, 42 seems like just the perfect fit.
We’ll see how it all looks on Sunday. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on the swaps below.