Patrick Peterson switches to No. 7

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With cornerback Patrick Peterson joining the Vikings last month, there’s no inventory of Minnesota No. 21 jerseys for him to buy. Which means that he can wear No. 7, his college number. And he will.

Peterson announced Sunday that he’ll wear No. 7 with the Vikings. He wore that number at LSU.

No. 7 previously had been issued to backup quarterback Nate Stanley. Peterson will donate new shoulder pads to Stanley’s high school as compensation for the number.

Past players who wore No. 7 in Minnesota include quarterback Randall Cunningham, quarterback Christian Ponder, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, and kickers Fuad Reveiz, Rick Danmeier, and Morten Andersen.

Peterson will be the first non-kicker and non-quarterback to wear the number in Minnesota. He’s also the first player to officially take advantage of the league’s new relaxation of the numbering system.

34 responses to “Patrick Peterson switches to No. 7

  1. Awesome!!! Side note, Fuad Reveiz is Miami Sunset’ High School’s greatest athlete in their history; kid played like 3 sports and excelled at each one of them!!

  2. Patrick Peterson is a great guy Ang great player and yet another player who just want to be in minnesota.

  3. It works out for him because he just changed teams. He doesn’t have to worry about buying up his backlog of old Cardinal jerseys. Since they’ve relaxed the number restriction, they should do away with that rule altogether.

  4. I guess since they already relaxed the numbers on wide recievers however many years back, I can’t say I care about this much.

  5. After accomplishing nothing his whole career it is foolish of him to think that a number change will help.

  6. #7 in Minnesota will forever and always belong to the great Christian Ponder.

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    Beautiful comment. I chuckled.

    Go Vikes.

  7. Shocked, nay aghast, that the Vikes didn’t honor Christian Ponder by retiring the #7

    What does a guy have to do???

  8. Has Rick Danmeier’s name ever been mentioned in PFT before this article? He should send Peterson a thank-you note.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm
    Patrick Peterson is a great guy Ang great player and yet another player who just want to be in minnesota.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Weird flex, but OK.

  10. Peterson is just another athlete playing for the love of money, since you don’t play in Minnesota if you want a ring!

  11. Only thing that matters is if Gronk switches to 69, this whole thing is a waste if he doesn’t switch.

  12. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says:
    April 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm
    Awesome!!! Side note, Fuad Reveiz is Miami Sunset’ High School’s greatest athlete in their history; kid played like 3 sports and excelled at each one of them!!
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    Side note part 2: Fuad Reveiz filed for bankruptcy with $18 million in liabilities. Hey, he was great in high school. Hopefully he didn’t owe you any money.

  13. Now let’s see if Tom Brady gets confused playing the Vikings and throws right into Peterson’s arms for an interception.

  14. Viking fans better get used to seeing that #7 chasing after the opponents
    receivers after routinely getting torched . PP is done. Last gasp money grab in Minny

  15. So what’s next? “HeHateMe” on the nameplate? Only the NFL would try to fix something that isn’t broken.

  16. juan759 says:
    April 25, 2021 at 8:49 pm
    Only thing that matters is if Gronk switches to 69, this whole thing is a waste if he doesn’t switch.

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    Everyone wants it to happen, but it cant. TE #’s didnt change.

  17. That’s also the number of pass interference penalties that the Vikings should expect from him a game as well…

  18. I love that most of the comments here are about Fuad Reveiz. Definitely a Top 3 Fuad all time and a Tecmo Bowl legend.

  19. Just what PP needs to get his swag back. Excited to see what he can do in Purple.

  20. THe rule that players have to buy all remaining jerseys when the INTENTIONALLY switch numbers sounds unfair, but it’s not. The player get 2/3 of the profit from jersey sales.

    The rule is to prevent players from changing numbers simply to drive sales of the new jersey numbers.

  21. One of the best to ever lace em up. He can ware any # he wants. If your kid wants to a good DB make him watch that tape

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