New NFL jerseys for the most recent draft picks have hit the shelves. It is a time when hope springs eternal and the promise of a new season still rests, rose-colored on the horizon. But, it is also a time when some old friends’ jerseys must be retired. Not to the rafters but to the forgotten annals of team almanacs.
This year’s notable casualties include:
Rodney Peete’s Lions #9 Jersey – Replaced by young Matthew (don’t call me Matt) Stafford.
Walter Andrew “Bubby” Brister III’s Jets #6 Jersey – Replaced by Mr. SLL himself, Mark Sanchez.
Bruce Gradkowski’s Buccaneers #5 Jersey – Replaced by Josh Freeman, a player of equal skill.
Gus Frerotte’s Vikings #12 Jersey – Replaced by Percy Harvin who was recently cleared from the swine flu.