Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sorry Jarron, Peppers will wear No. 90
By Jeff Dickerson
The Bears officially announced Julius Peppers will wear No. 90, meaning second-year defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert is looking for a new number.
Hopefully, Gilbert gets a better deal from Peppers than my co-worker John Jurkovic did from the late Reggie White.
When White left the Philadelphia Eagles to sign with the Green Bay Packers, Jurkovic gave up his No. 92 for the future Hall of Famer. As a thank you -- many months later -- White presented Jurkovic with a used 1983 Rolex.
I’m sure that would have been a wonderful gift in 1983. Too bad the transaction took place in 1993.