Dalvin Cook explores switching to No. 4

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The land rush for single-digit jersey numbers begins. If the price is right.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cooks is looking into switching from No. 33 to No. 4, the number he wore in high school and at Florida State.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing an unnamed source, reports that Cook “would love to go back to” No. 4, but that Cook currently is “looking at the inventory costs.”

Players who want to change for 2021 must purchase the unsold inventory. A change could currently be arranged for 2022, at no cost to the player.

The Vikings currently don’t have any player in No. 4, so Cook wouldn’t have to find a way to persuade another player to surrender it.

34 responses to “Dalvin Cook explores switching to No. 4

  1. I didnt remember what number cook wore at Florida State, but I strongly associate Fournette with the Lsu 7 that Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and DJ Chark also wore. Fournette in 7 just seems right.

  2. Add on the cost of replacing the jerseys of fans who support you enough to spend $100+ on your jersey and then see if it’s worth it.

  3. Jersey’s are such a waste of money. Players change teams and now numbers so often. And then you have cases like LeBron leaving Cleveland and the $100 fans spent on the jerseys, so many burnt those jerseys and it’s not like LeBron or other players care one way or the other, but that’s $100 down the drain.

  4. They should respect the fans who already bought jerseys not to make them obsolete. If not for fans and how invested we are, players would not make any money. Show some respect.

  5. The players that have to have their numbers from high-school are more into self-branding than winning. Just sayin’

  6. When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you play good.

    -Michael Jordan

  7. I like the idea. Let them buy up all the inventory then try to sell New Jerseys. This will be a great litmus test to see how many or few people care anymore.

  8. Patrick Peterson should wear 28, it would give all the AD jerseys a new lease of life.

  9. Stefon Diggs got it right. When asked if he would change his number, Diggs said that it wouldn’t be fair to all of the fans who purchased his Jersey and supported him.
    Fans support the players, It’s time for more players ( like Diggs) to support the fans.

  10. This is all about selling merch. Buy those incredibly overpriced jerseys chumps.

  11. I’ve always liked the college way of jersey numbers better anyway. I think it makes it more fun with the numbers more mixed up

  12. They didn’t retire that number yet? The greatest QB in MN history. Oh yeah, those rafters are bare.

  13. ghjjf says:
    April 22, 2021 at 7:11 pm
    That’s perfect, it’s the number of Super Bowls that the Vikings have lost!
    Vikings fan here. But even I had to LOL at this one. Well played!

  14. This is all so ridiculous. The NFL just can’t seem to get out of its own way. Note to fans of all ages…STOP BUYING JERSEYS !!!

  15. Just another example of these young guys being stupid with their newfound riches. I, for one, have been buying jerseys from China for years. The NFL gets plenty of my money already.

  16. I’m a grown man so I don’t buy jerseys for myself. I used to buy them for my kids, though, and whenever I would plunk down money for a jersey, that was the kiss of death. Guaranteed that guy would be playing for another team or established as a bust within a year.

  17. charliecharger says:
    April 22, 2021 at 9:09 pm
    I’ll never buy an NFL jersey. By next year, it will be worthless.
    they are worthless the moment they are purchased

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