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WHATS IN A NUMBER ?

players jersy numbers

I am talking about a player"s jersey number. What if we drafted or acquired a player that wanted to wear a number that has been retired by the bears ?. for example the number 34. He has worn this number since high school, through college and wants to wear it for the pro"s. As far as the Chicago Bears Organization are concerned, this number is retired.

Here is a list of numbers retired by the bears (apologies if i have missed any)

3  ret for Nagurski

5  ret for McAfee

7 ret for Halas

28 ret for Galimore

34  ret for Payton

40 ret for Sayers

41 ret forPiccolo

42 ret for Luckman

51 ret for Butkus

56 ret for Hewitt

61 ret for George

66 ret for Turner

77 ret for Grange

So how does a new player get round to wearing the number of choice? Would he reject playing for the team? Or would he move up or down a digit ? Or  hope the franchise refresh the number, while he is a player for them?(Please let me know what fans think).

Should we have a ring of honour, like other franchises?Or stick to retiring numbers, whatever the consequences?We could end up having an a or b system,ie 34a, or 40b. 

Please let me know what you think, is retiring numbers a good idea or do the bears have something in place to satisfy players who want to wear their favorite number?

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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