Check out which numbers the Steelers’ rookies will wear this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced jersey numbers for their rookie class today, and first-round pick TJ Watt will wear No. 90. Other notable players include Joshua Dobbs, who will rock No. 5 as he competes for the backup quarterback position behind Ben Roethlisberger. You can check out the rest of the draft class below:
Steelers rookie jerseys:
T.J. Watt 90
JuJu Smith-Schuster 13
Cam Sutton 20
J. Conner 30
J. Dobbs 5
B. Allen 29
C. Holba 49
K. Adams 99
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 9, 2017
Watt, in an official Steelers release, explained what exactly choosing the number means for him as a player:
“As much as being in Pittsburgh after the draft and seeing all of the coaches, seeing Steelers Nation, and meeting so many people made it feel real, once you get that number, it puts your stamp on the organization and helps you grasp that things are going to be moving quickly,” said No. 1 draft pick T.J. Watt said in an official release. “It means you are that much closer to putting on an actual jersey and that is exciting.
He also explained his rationale behind choosing No. 90.
“There were a few options,” said Watt. “At the end I think No. 90 was the best for me. As a bigger outside linebacker I think I can fill out No. 90.”
The Steelers kick off their season with a preseason matchup against the Giants on August 11.