New Numbers For Defensive BacksMay 4th, 2013
OK, Joe knows the biggest question among fans since the Bucs acquired star cornerback Darrelle Revis was, “what number is he going to wear?”
Well, it seems Revis and Mark Barron, the owner of No. 24 — Revis’ number with the Jets — hatched a deal and the Bucs made it official Saturday (despite Bucs general manager Mark Dominik leaking the news Thursday).
Revis will wear No. 24.
Barron will wear No. 23.
Even Barron took to Twitter Friday night to make the annoucement.
@M_B_24: Number change was not forced organization left tht up to me and @Revis24. So I chose to let him get the number
Now this is huge for Barron. NFL protocol is that if a player wants a number already possessed by a teammate, he must cut a check to the guy who already is wearing said number.
And it seems that Barron, rather than holding Revis hostage, just gave it away. Joe is impressed. Talk about a true teammate.
Which brings Joe to No. 23. That was the number of fan favorite Myron Lewis. No word on whether Barron had to cough up cash to get that number from Lewis or not.
Lewis, by the way, is now wearing No. 31, which previously belonged to E.J. Biggers.
Got all of that?