PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jalen Hurts is now QB1, and his new jersey number reflects it. Hurts’ switch to No. 1 was among 11 new numbers announced by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.
Hurts wore No. 2 in his rookie season with the Eagles. He will become just the eighth Eagle in franchise history to wear No. 1 and the first non-punter/kicker to wear it.
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No. 1 became available after punter Cameron Johnston left the Birds for Houston via free agency.
Other Eagles to wear No. 1 in franchise history are Gary Anderson, Happy Feller, Tony Franklin, Johnston, Mat McBriar, Nick Mike-Mayer, and Cody Parkey.
Here is the full list of new jersey numbers announced by the Eagles:
Hurts, No. 1
WR Khalil Tate, No. 6
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P Arryn Siposs, No. 8
WR Quez Watkins, No. 16
S Andrew Adams, No. 21
S Anthony Harris, No. 28
CB Craig James, No. 31
CB Shakial Taylor, No. 36
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DT Javon Hargrave, No. 97