REGGIE White Jr. is a WR for the giants, and his jersey number is 13.
Sounds like a storm brewing, right? Nope. First of all, he’s not the son of THE ^Reggie White^, as in the Hall of Fame DE who made most of his rep as an Eagle. This guy’s dad was just an NFL Reggie White, who played D-line for the Patriots and Chargers. He’s one of three or four such players with that same name, strewn about NFL history.
Odell Beckham‘s jersey number just so happened to be available when the young lad was signed as an undrafted free agent. An unfortunate confluence of events, to be sure.
I stumbled across this while researching the giants roster for tomorrow’s upcoming article. Upon seeing the name and jersey number, I immediately felt uneasy that the blood of Eagles royalty, was now a member of a rival team. A closer look however, revealed that it was just some schmuck who’s dad was just some schmuck. Worse yet, Schmuck Jr. was assigned a number that may be more curse than blessing.
Woefully, the young man comes into the start of his career, wearing a number that may be too big for him, and carrying a name that he can’t live up to. Worse yet, not being a draft pick, he was officially on the bubble the moment he signed his contract. Tragic though it is, you have to be tough enough to earn your life in the NFL.
You know what would be peachy? If after the giants cut him, the Eagles sign him to the Practice Squad, convert him to Nickel CB, and then on a blitz, he gets a sack fumble vs the giants. That? Well now. Wouldn’t that just be hilarious?