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Eagles updated jersey numbers for 2022 season

After the Eagles acquired some new players and reduced their roster to 53, there are some jersey number updates to deal with. (To hat tips @DiBirds Blog To draw attention to unannounced changes first. )

roster

QB Ian Book – No. 19

S CJ Gardner Johnson – No. 23

S Lead Blankenship – No. 32

RB Trey Sermon – No. 34

TE Grant Calcatera – No. 81

training squad

WR Devon Allen – No. 82

RB Kennedy Brooks – No. 30

RB Lamical Perrine – No. 36

C Cameron Tom – No. 67


All-important #JerseyNumberAnalytics analysis

  • Weft. There are multiple reasons why Ian Book’s No. 19 is not a good choice. First of all, it’s not good quarterback aesthetics. Additionally, the number 19 has not been a successful number for the Eagles for some time. His last eight players to wear it: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Golden Tate, Paul Turner, Miles Austin, Mardy Gilyard, Brandon Gibson and Michael Gasperson. The last Eagles quarterback to wear the number 19? That was Guido Merkens in 1987. For starters, Merkens had an interesting career as a quarterback, wide he receiver, defensive he back, punter, punt/kick he’s returner and scored snaps. It’s only fitting that he got a weird QB number. Not so much for Book, who wore number 12 at Notre Dame and number 16 with the saints.To be fair, those numbers weren’t available here. However, he managed to get Jaylen Leeger out the door and try to score the number 18.
  • already dealt with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson goes No. 23 Earlier this week. But with the Eagles’ new safety listed as CJ Gardner-Johnson on the team’s roster, I don’t think he should be called Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
  • The lead blankenship has been changed from 46 to 32. But I don’t always hate them safely, like when Wes Hopkins rocked his number 48. He made that number at the Eagles’ safety for the first time since Marcus Pascal in 2007. I don’t quite remember who it was. I remember the guy who wore it before Paschal, Michael Lewis. I remember really liking him as a kid. He felt underrated. Anyway, back to Blankenship…he wore number 12 in college. So he’s getting his one of his old two fingers back.
  • Trey Sermon wore number 4 in Oklahoma and number 8 in Ohio. He wore his No. 28 with the San Francisco 49ers, which was cool. He can’t say he likes number 34. He is the first running back for the Eagles to wear it since Kenjon Varner wore it in 2015 and 2016.
  • Last year, Jack Stoll wore number 47 at camp before moving to number 89 after making the roster. It was a more appropriate change for him as his end mainly blocking his tight. The 47 is good for pass-catching tight ends, as we’ve seen with Trey Burton. With that in mind, I’m not necessarily a fan of Calcatella moving to his 81st. I don’t like it as a TE number. Number 81 is a better number for him than number 47, but it doesn’t fit.
  • Devon Allen changed from number 39 to number 82. This is an upgrade in terms of having better numbers. I didn’t hate Allen’s number 39 though. With his unique background, it worked.
  • Kennedy Brooks has moved up from 49th to 30th. Perhaps one day the Eagles will be able to have the influence of Corey Clement.
  • Multiple beat reporters tweeted about La’Mical Perine actually wearing number 36. As expected, replies to these tweets included a number of people saying that number 36 should not be put into circulation in honor of Brian Westbrook. I don’t know, but it’s a bit disappointing to regularly go to forgettable players.
  • Cameron Tom adjusted slightly, moving from 66th to 67th. It may seem trivial, but it is not. No. 67 definitely looks great. It listens to Jamal Jackson, who is perhaps one of the most underrated players in Eagles history. Speaking of JamJax, are there any BGN OGs who remember when I was? wrote a fanpost about him Over ten years ago? ! Crazy time flow.

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