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.READ MORE: $35 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief Coming To Aid Of New Jersey Bars, Restaurants
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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. 6READ MORE: Seven Dead Puppies Found On Entrance Ramp To Route 55 In Vineland
QB Joe Flacco, No. 7
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
TE Tyree Jackson, No. 80MORE NEWS: Delaware County Community College To Host Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccination Site Beginning Saturday
DT Javon Hargrave, No. 97