Marlon Humphrey to wear new number

April 11, 2019 - 9:47 am
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By Austin Medina  

Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey has excelled since entering the league in 2017. The Ravens selected Humphrey 16th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

As Humphrey has produced two solid seasons, he has became a mainstay within the Ravens secondary. More than a month ago, the Ravens added to this secondary by signing safety Earl Thomas III to a four-year contract. 

Although Humphrey and Thomas III play different positions and will provide headaches for opponents, there was one problem. They both have wore number 29 their entire careers. 

After Thomas III signed with Baltimore, he reached out to Humphrey about the number 29. 

Humphrey agreed to give Thomas the number 29 in exchange for a charitable donation to his mother's organization. Of course the giving up of number 29 left Humphrey without a number of his own. 

Humphrey took to Twitter to announce his number heading into 2019. 

Humphrey chose number 44 to honor his father Bobby, who wore the number as a running back. 

"My dad was a Pro Bowler and played in the Super Bowl – two things I would love to be able to do in my football career," Humphrey stated in an article released by the Ravens

Number 44 has been worn by six other players, most recently fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Now that both players have their numbers squared away, it's time for the secondary to gel. The addition of Thomas III should provide some extra comfort for the corners in Baltimore. Opponents will have a rough time throwing on a secondary led by Thomas III and the promising Humphrey.