Earlier this week the NFL adopted a new rule that allows more flexibility when it comes to the numbers players are allowed to wear on their jerseys and while several NFL players expressed their excitement for the new rule, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is not a fan of it, at all.
Brady took to Instagram on Thursday to voice his displeasure with the rule change, believing it will cause safety issues for the offense, such as identifying blitzers or who’s the middle linebacker of the defense.
“Good luck trying to block the right people now!” Brady posted on his Instagram story, with an image of the new numbers permitted. “Going to make for a lot of bad football!”
The NFL’s new rule, adopted Wednesday with a number of other proposals, allows quarterbacks, punters and place-kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.