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According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, the NFL is considering a rule that would loosen the restrictions on jersey numbers, including allowing more players to wear single-digit numbers.
Owners will vote on the proposal at the upcoming league meeting. If the proposal is passed -- defensive backs, linebackers, running backs, fullbacks, tight ends, running backs and wide receivers would all be allowed to wear jerseys in the single digits. The current rule permits only quarterbacks, kickers and punters to wear single-digit numbers.
Defensive backs, linebackers, running backs, fullbacks, tight ends, running backs and wide receivers are allowed to wear single-digit numbers in college football, but it's not allowed in the NFL for whatever reason.
Joe Haden posted on Instagram today that he would be in favor of the NFL allowing more positions to wear single-digit numbers, but at this point in his career, he's not changing from No. 23.
"The single digit Swag would be CRAZY!!! I’m not changing from 23.... but if I came in the league with the option... I’m rocking 5!!!!!"
Haden wore No. 5 in college when he played at Florida.