By Max Harper
It’s hard to believe, Harry.
That’s what Richie Ashburn used to say to Harry Kalas when something illogical came to his attention.
The Eagles have petitioned the NFL to allow players to wear No. 0, according to The Athletic.
Right now, No. 0 is not a jersey option for any position, and the Eagles are running out of room in the single digits. The only number not taken up in the single digits is the No. 9.
Eagles on offense, defense and special teams are sporting single-digit uniforms, including quarterback Jalen Hurts, who wears No. 1; cornerback Darius Slay wears No. 2; wide receiver DeVonta Smith has No. 6; linebacker Haason Reddick dons No. 7 and punter Arryn Siposs is the owner of No. 8.
In 2013, the Birds retired No. 5 for quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Both the No. 0 and No. 00 were allowed for use league-wide before the NFL regulated jersey numbers by position in 1973.
The NFL competition committee will review the Eagles’ proposal this week in Indianapolis.