Josh Jacobs set to change Las Vegas Raiders jersey number
Former Alabama RB, Josh Jacobs, continues to ascend every single year he spends with the Las Vegas Raiders. In 2022, he reached new heights as he was crowned the NFL rushing champion by leading the league in rushing yards in his fourth season in the league.
Jacobs was the No. 24 overall selection in the 2019 NFL draft and chose to wear No. 28, the closest available number to his college No. 8. NFL rules formerly prohibited running backs from wearing specific numbers, including single digits and teens. However, in the last few years, the NFL has altered its rules to allow players to be more flexible with their numbers and will even allow players to wear No. 0 in 2023.
Today, the Raiders announced that Jacobs would be switching back to No. 8, which he wore while with the Crimson Tide. A very clean look for one of the best players in the league.
Jacobs was franchise tagged this offseason and has one more guaranteed year in Vegas, but he is a key part of the Raiders plan moving forward. The Raiders moved off of long-time starting quarterback, Derek Carr, this offseason, and with a new QB in the system, I think we will see even more of Jacobs this upcoming season.
When you start to list the best Alabama players in the NFL, there is no question that Jacob’s is firmly in the mix with guys like Derrick Henry or Minkah Fitzpatrick.
.@iAM_JoshJacobs is going back to his @AlabamaFTBL number 8️⃣ pic.twitter.com/I3ji2qz0kS
— NFL (@NFL) May 22, 2023
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