It didn’t take long for a final decision regarding the future for the No. 9 jersey for the Detroit Lions.
According to beat reporter Eric Woodyard, rookie wide receiver Jameson ‘Jamo’ Williams will be putting on the number for this upcoming season. The number was last used by current Los Angeles Ram quarterback Matthew Stafford, who won a Super Bowl after spending 12 seasons in Detroit.
Woodyard stated in the tweet above that Williams was looking for a single numbered-jersey to wear, and had reached out to Stafford personally and requested permission to take over the number 9.
Although he is recovering from an ACL injury back in January, Williams has some big shoes to fill as Stafford had worn No. 9 for the Lions through much of his career and some fans had wanted the jersey to be retired since then.
Hopefully Jamo will make it look better even if Matthew Stafford is not with the Lions anymore.