Rams Cam Akers Official Number Change Jersey
Since last season, the NFL has changed its rules regarding jersey numbers for certain positions. This has led to many incoming rookies keeping their college numbers and a few current NFL members requesting changes.
Rams running back Cam Akers wore number 3 when he was at Florida State, but when he was drafted into the NFL in 2020, the new rule didn’t exist. As a result, he was given number 23. Last season, he requested a move to number 3, but due to NFL rules, he would have had to pay $500,000 to buy back inventory of his current number 23 jerseys. in team stores.
Akers put the switch on hold, and when the Rams signed Odell Beckham Jr. in November, he took No. 3.
It’s a new season now, and Beckham Jr. remains unsigned as a free agent. This paved the way for Akers to officially make the switch, as the team announced on social media on Wednesday.
Rams fans responded with questions about Beckham Jr. and his future with the club, which has always shown interest in returning to the Rams after finishing healing his second torn ACL in as many seasons.
The reality is that it has nothing to do with Beckham Jr., as this Akers move was expected last season, as stated. Beckham Jr. could still be welcomed into the Rams family, he just won’t be able to wear his old number.
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After signing a four-year, $6.17 million contract in July 2020, Akers tore an Achilles the following July while training for the upcoming season, which caused him to almost miss the -all of 2021. He returned for the playoffs to carry the ball 113 times for 393 yards and two touchdowns en route to the Rams’ Super Bowl championship.
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