Jon Baldwin's Jersey Decision Starts With Dwayne Bowe

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 13 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs fans want to know about their new draft picks is: What jersey number will they wear? The Chiefs' first round pick Jonathan Baldwin wore No. 82 in college.

The problem with grabbing that jersey number in the pros? Chiefs main man Dwayne Bowe is the current owner of No. 82 in the Red and Gold. When Bowe was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, WR Jeff Webb was the owner of Bowe's No. 80 jersey number he had in college. So, Bowe was forced to go with No. 82, the same jersey number he's had since he was drafted. 

When Webb was released in 2009, Dwayne Bowe was asked if he would go back to wearing No. 80. Bowe cryptically said, "You'll just have to wait and see."

But now, with the Chiefs bringing on a big time No. 82, is it time for Dwayne Bowe to revert back to the jersey number he had in college? The Chiefs current No. 80 holder is TE Cody Slate, who most certainly does not have seniority.

I think Bowe may go back to No. 80. He does, after all, have No. 80 tattooed on his arm.

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