When a superstar player signs with or is traded to a new team, it has become common practice for their new teammates to cooperate in allowing them to keep their jersey number. Almost always, some sort of agreement is worked out that may or may not involve money. However, if player X feels strongly about his or her number, he or she should not have to give it to player Y — regardless of how skilled player Y may be. That is why Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay has no intention of giving up his No. 90 jersey to the newly-acquired Mario Williams.
“The team told us something would need to be decided on fairly soon,” Kelsay said according to the Buffalo News. “I spoke with Mario. I actually brought it up to him, he didn’t bring it up to me. He completely understood.