One thing he can't have though, is his preferred jersey number, 90. That belongs to long-time Bill Chris Kelsay, and he doesn't want to give it up. Here's Kelsay on why the 90 is staying with him, via the Buffalo News:
"People who have never played don't realize how attached you can actually get to a number," Kelsay said. "Having played with it my whole career, it was something I don't really want to part with and [Williams] completely understood. That was basically it."
He's right; I don't get it. To me, it's just a number, and if I were in his shoes and a standard jersey number transaction were offered to me ‒ say, $10,000 in exchange for it ‒ I'd take it every time. I'll wear #237. I don't care.
That's not to say that Kelsay should give up the number. He's the veteran here. Mario Williams has been a Buffalo Bill for a few hours. Kelsay has been a Buffalo Bill for nine years. In matters like these, it seems to me that we should defer to the veteran.
I hope you didn't jump the gun with one of these.
- Employment & Career
- Mario Williams