Danny Trevathan switched his jersey to No. 6 and Bears fans had Jay Cutler jokes
This offseason, the NFL passed a rule proposed by the Chiefs that allowed tight ends and wide receivers to wear any number from 1-49 and 80-89, defensive backs 1-49 and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson took advantage of that rule earlier in the offseason, switching from No. 39 to No. 4, his number at Alabama.
Now, linebacker Danny Trevathan is the latest Bears player to change his jersey number with the league’s new rules, trading in his No. 59 for No. 6.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 8, 2021
The last well-known player associated with No. 6 was former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who has been a bit of a cultural icon since his retirement.
So with Trevathan making the switch to No. 6, some fans weren’t exactly pleased.