Dalvin Cook reportedly considering a single-digit jersey number

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook /

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is reportedly thinking about changing his jersey number back to the one he wore in college.

Typically, players who wore single-digit jersey numbers for the Minnesota Vikings, or any other team around the NFL, made their living as a quarterback, kicker, or punter.

But that is all about to be a thing of the past with the league recently approving a rule change that will allow running backs, tight ends, fullbacks, wide receivers, linebackers, and defensive backs to wear a jersey number between 1 and 49 in addition to their previously allowed jersey numbers.

With the rule change, some have started to wonder if any Vikings players will be making a change to their jersey number before next season.

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook considering a number change

Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson and cornerback Cameron Dantzler have already announced that they will be sticking with their current jersey numbers for the 2021 season after there was some speculation about them possibly making a switch.

But Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is actually among those on the roster who is actually considering a change to his jersey number, according to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson on Thursday.

According to Tomasson, Cook would love to wear the No. 4 on his jersey again like he did in high school and during his college career at Florida State.

But due to a guideline that would require the Minnesota running back to buy his remaining jersey inventory if he wanted to change his number before next season, he is still looking into whether or not the switch would be worth it financially.

If Cook doesn’t want to pay for his remaining jersey inventory, he can inform the league this year of his desire to change his number, and then make the switch in 2022 at no cost.

So for those who currently own a Cook jersey with the No. 33 on it, there’s a chance that item might end up becoming a vintage piece of clothing in the very near future.