One of the most exciting parts of getting drafted for players is seeing fans buy their jerseys with their names and numbers. For Falcons fans, Kyle Pitts was a no-brainer purchase last offseason. It was one of the first rookie classes to be able to wear single-digit jerseys, and Pitts’ No. 8 was a hit.
This year, Falcons fans have even more to be excited about. We already know Drake London, who has the potential to have an A.J. Brown-Esque impact in Arthur Smith’s scheme, will wear No. 5. Moreover, the rest of the rookie class’s jersey numbers were made official on Friday morning.
#Falcons official rookie jersey numbers:
WR Drake London – 5
DE Arnold Ebiketie – 47
LB Troy Andersen – 44
QB Desmond Ridder – 4
DE DeAngelo Malone – 51
RB Tyler Allgeier – 25
G Justin Shaffer – 75
TE John FitzPatrick – 87
— Evan Birchfield (@EvanBirchfield) May 6, 2022
For several reasons, fans could start seeing a lot of these players’ jerseys in Atlanta on Sundays. The obvious prospect would be Desmond Ridder, who will have every opportunity to be the team’s next franchise quarterback, which inherently comes with jersey sales.
Arnold Ebiketie and DeAngelo Malone also have the opportunity to become real fan favorites. Every fanbase loves a dominant pass rusher. Tyler Allgeier is another player that could see his jersey as a popular option for fans. He’ll also have every chance to play a prominent role in the Falcons’ offense and be the featured back next to Cordarrelle Patterson.
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