Adrian Peterson briefly considers number switch
Adrian Peterson gave a thought to changing his jersey number from 28 to something else, maybe 23 or 21.
He wondered publicly about it last week on his Twitter account.
The movement didn’t go much further than that. Peterson tweeted out the results of his brief consideration, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“So here is the deal with the number change! So I received a call and I was informed that I would've to buy all jerseys that's been produced ... Thus far! N the total amount that I would have to pay blew my mind!!!!!"
Basically what happened in the past was players had to reimburse Reebok for jerseys that remained in the warehouse. Nike is taking over as the supplier of NFL jerseys this season. Peterson suggested the cost to him would be close to $1 million.
“When it comes to top sales ! Why in the hell do I have to pay a Million dollars to change my number! I don't even get paid a million When it comes to top sales! Why in the hell do I have to pay a Million dollars to change my number! I don't even get paid a million Dollars by my sponsors a year! Wow!!!
"I have to pay a Million Bucks! Somebody's winning in that situation & ITs not me! So clearly with that said I won't be changing my number This years!"
Peterson said he would pay $10,000 to make the move to No. 23. But he’ll keep the million bucks. Probably a good idea.
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