We're probably not going to do a new post when each KC Chiefs rookie gets their new number. But this is a quarterback and here in Kansas City we love talking about our quarterbacks, both the good and bad. As Murray tries to become the first quarterback drafted by the Chiefs to win a game for them in three decades (sounds worse every time I type it), he will wear No. 7.
OK, let's just get it out of the way now. This is the same number Matt Cassel wore in Kansas City. Some may consider that bad luck. I see it as a good thing. Chiefs fans can take a number that they have associated with something that didn't end the way they wanted it to ... or they can completely replace those memories with successful ones? This is all contingent on Aaron Murray winning four Super Bowls in Kansas City. Or something like that.
The Chiefs announced (almost) all the new Chiefs jersey numbers, which you can see below.
Quick notes: Dee Ford is wearing Neil Smith's old number, Phillip Gaines is wearing Patrick Surtain's old number (and Kendrick Lewis), Zach Fulton is wearing Jon Asamoah's old number and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is wearing the jersey worn last year by LT Branden Albert. Some good names in that group.
See pictures of the Chiefs jersey numbers via @KCChiefs.
No. 90 Dee Ford
No. 23 Phillip Gaines
No. ??? De'Anthony Thomas
The jersey number for De'Anthony Thomas is still being finalized. More details coming soon.— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) May 12, 2014
My guess? They have to call him a receiver or a running back. Running backs wear numbers 20-49 while receivers can wear 10-19 or 80-89. Sooo, his number will tell us what the Chiefs think. His Twitter @CHECKDAT6 may take a hit with the new number.