NY Jets reveal jersey numbers for draft picks, free agent signings

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The NY Jets have officially revealed the jersey numbers that will be worn by their offseason additions.

NY Jets fans have been waiting patiently for the reveal of the jersey numbers for this year’s crop of offseason additions. And on Tuesday, that wait officially came to an end.

Via the team’s social media channels, the Jets revealed the jersey numbers that will be worn by the vast majority of their 2020 draft picks and offseason free-agent signings.

Of the released jersey numbers, only fifth-round cornerback Bryce Hall and free-agent running back Frank Gore have not had their numbers revealed just yet.

But for the other 16 offseason acquisitions, their jersey numbers have been released to the public.

What numbers will the NY Jets’ offseason additions be wearing?

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For the rookies, none of the eight numbers released are considered “peculiar” numbers for their position. First-round pick Mekhi Becton chose to go with No. 77 following a recommendation from a Twitter follower a little while back.

His No. 73 that he wore in college is retired by the Jets as it’s the number of the legendary Joe Klecko. But his choice of 77 seems like a popular one.

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Second-round pick Denzel Mims stuck with the theme of number repetition opting for No. 11. Mims wore No. 5 in college, but obviously wasn’t allowed to wear that in the NFL.

The No. 11 jersey, of course, has been occupied by Robby Anderson for the past four years but his departure in the offseason allowed Mims to assume ownership. Now, the rookie receiver will do everything he can to make Jets fans forget all about their former wideout.

Interestingly enough, third-round pick Ashtyn Davis opted not to retain the No. 27 he wore at Cal and instead switched over to No. 32. With the release of cornerback Darryl Roberts in the offseason, the number was free for the taking, but he clearly wanted a change.

Other notable number changes come with Jabari Zuniga taking Leonard Williams’ old No. 92, La’Mical Perine taking Trumaine Johnson’s No. 22, and Cameron Clark taking Brandon Shell’s No. 72.

Meanwhile, James Morgan and Braden Mann snagged two single-digit numbers with the former taking Lachlan Edwards’ No. 4 and the latter (Edwards’ replacement) taking the famed No. 7.

As for the free-agent signings, Joe Flacco was allowed to keep the No. 5 he’s worn for his entire career while Connor McGovern is sticking with the No. 60 he wore in Denver.

Patrick Onwuasor will take Brandon Copeland’s No. 51 while Josh Andrews will take Kelvin Beachum’s No. 68.

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The Jets clearly weren’t shy about giving out old jersey numbers and after a long wait, fans finally know what numbers their team’s newest additions will be wearing.

Let the jersey buying commence.