Terrell Suggs seems like the most important of all.
Don't they have him wearing a LB number?
Jersey Numbering SystemNFL Uniform numbers are handed out with an actual system, which I kind of think is cool. I don’t know of any other pro sport that does this, and it is much better than the randomness of college football.
Position(s) Primary Alternate
-------------------- ------- ---------
QB, P, K 1-19
RB, DB 20-49
C 50-59 60-79
G, T 60-79
WR 80-89 10-19
DL (NT,DT,DE) 60-79 90-99
If a player changes his position during his playing career in the NFL and such change moves him out of a category specified above, he must be issued an appropriate new jersey number.
Any request to wear a number for a special position not specified
(e.g., H-back) must be made to the Commissioner.
During the preseason period when rosters are larger, the league allows duplication and other temporary deviations from the numbering scheme specified, but the rule must be adhered to for all players during the regular season and postseason. Clubs must make numbers available to adhere to the rule, even if it requires putting back into circulation a number that has been retired or withheld for other reasons.
so it is possible that (1) They will change his number come the season, or (2) he petitioned tagliabue and got the deviation approved.