Both Briggs (55) & Peanut's (33) #Bears jersey numbers will be worn by rookies this year - too soon? Disrespectful? pic.twitter.com/TcPF1wEy34— That Sports Thing (@CSNSportsThing) September 9, 2015
The Bears finished the 2014 season with a 5-11 record. They hope an influx of new coaches, new philosophies, and new players will help to even out that win-loss total.
Before the Bears take on the Packers Sunday at Soldier Field, the team announced that several of players will be change their jersey numbers.
2015 JERSEY NO. UPDATES:— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 9, 2015
Antrel Rolle, #31 to #26
Jeremy Langford, #36 to #33
Eddie Goldman, #76 to #91
Harold Jones-Quartey, #44 to #29
Antrel Rolle joins the Bears after spending the last five seasons with the New York Giants. His 26 career interceptions and high tackling rate should help bolster a Chicago secondary that was porous at many times during the 2014 season.
Jeremy Langford is the powerful rusher that should alleviate some of the ground responsibilities of Matt Forte. Langford had two seasons of 1,400+ yards his last years at Michigan State. During that span, he also tallied 40 rushing touchdowns. Langford enters the season as the No. 3 running back on the roster.
Eddie Goldman was the Bears’ second round pick in the draft this year, and Harold Jones-Quartey is an undrafted rookie recently picked up by Chicago on waivers.