If you’re like me then the numbers that players wear is a matter of great importance to you.
Some players just look like certain numbers. For instance, Dez Bryant fits #88 beautifully. Michael Vick was a perfect #7. You get the idea.
All of this is why when new rookies choose their jersey numbers we have to dissect them. Does the number fit the player? Does it look sharp enough? When second round rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie chose #33 last year, it felt weird.
Chido is a fast, rangy corner. He needs a number in the 20s. #21 and #24 are the best for cornerbacks, but Ezekiel Elliott held the former and then recently-signed free agent Nolan Carroll held the latter.
It was, quite honestly, a travesty that Nolan Carroll wore #24. It’s too great of a number. Morris Claiborne did his best to live up to the number’s greatness, but he ultimately failed to do so and finally left for the New York Jets. #24 has been needing a hero, and Chidobe Awuzie apparently saw that and is the hero we need.
Chidobe Awuzie has changed his number to 24. Hope y'all didn't buy a 33 jersey.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) February 5, 2018
H/T Chido's Instagram pic.twitter.com/NKGr41T9hW
This, to be honest with you, is glorious. Chidobe Awuzie is the perfect #24.
Wearing a number like this requires an epic level of swagger. Chido definitely has that, and he’ll hopefully live up to all of that in his second year under a new banner.