Not taking No. 11: A.J. Brown reveals that Julio Jones will have new jersey number with Titans
Since being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, former Alabama star WR Julio Jones has worn the No. 11 jersey.
However, now that he’s been traded to the Tennessee Titans, that jersey number is already taken, by former Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown.
And, it appears it will stay that way in 2021 and beyond. Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that he offered the No. 11 jersey to Jones, but Jones wouldn’t take it:
#11 until I retire . I tried to give it up and he wouldn’t take it . Respect 🤝
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) June 8, 2021
During his Alabama days, Jones wore jersey No. 8. Could he go back to that number? It is certainly possible, as the NFL just opened up single-digit numbers to more positions this offseason.
We’ll see what Jones decides, but for now, Brown is planning to keep No. 11 on his back until he retires.