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If we land Fields do we give him the #1 jersey?


Should fields get the #1 jersey if we draft him?  

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  1. 1. Should fields get the #1 jersey if we draft him?

    • yes
      49
    • no
      52
    • Too soon
      25


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I'm not usually in favor of the concept of retiring jerseys, but certain numbers hold more weight than others. I think it would be a sign of good faith to Cam if we did not give out the number 1 so soon after he left.

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Cam would likely be a hall of famer even if he retired after 2019 due to injuries, his peak was that impressive and his rushing stats and overall impact on the field when he was healthy here were historic. When you have a hall of fame QB on your team who was 1st overall pick, essentially singlehandedly changed the outlook of the franchise from day 1 and was the face of the franchise for nearly a decade, that deserves getting a number retired. 

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38 minutes ago, Brooklyn 3.0 said:

Had Cam led us to a SB win, notched a second MVP, was still here, and helped us have back to back winning seasons ... you can argue his number is off limits. But none of that happened.

If he did all of that, you’d extend the goalposts.

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1 hour ago, Brooklyn 3.0 said:

Had Cam led us to a SB win, notched a second MVP, was still here, and helped us have back to back winning seasons ... you can argue his number is off limits. But none of that happened.

i don't think i could possibly loathe you more than i do

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1 hour ago, Aquemini said:

If Panthers fans think they feel bad now wait until y'all see Cam win the Super Bowl with NE this season

I remember a simile narrative last year. Remind me again how that turned out.

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No. Great players for your team should have there old # held onto for awhile before giving it away. Unless said player wants to let someone get it. So yea way to soon.

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2 minutes ago, Wolfcop said:

Sorry, but I wouldn't retire jerseys of players who havent won a SB. And, I love Cam, Luke, et al. Ring of Honor, definitely! 

So had we won Super Bowl 50, we would be retiring Philly Brown, Jericho Cotchery, Mike Remmers, Michael Oher, etc. But can’t retire Smith, Peppers, etc because they didn’t win? Makes so much sense.

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It would do him (Fields) a disservice for accepting #1 because he’ll infinitely be compared to the last person who donned the number. For example, Bradberry wearing 24 after Norman’s exit. 

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