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#pounditSaturday, December 5, 2020

Twitter reacts to George Iloka wearing Adrian Peterson’s old number

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The Minnesota Vikings announced on Wednesday that they have signed George Iloka, and the veteran safety could give the fans flashbacks when he takes the field in Week 1.

According to the Vikings, Iloka will be wearing jersey number 28. That number, of course, belonged to Adrian Peterson during his 10-year career in Minnesota. As you might expect, there have been some mixed reactions to the Vikings allowing Iloka to wear the same number as one of the greatest players in franchise history.

As some fans noted, Vikings legend Ahmad Rashad wore No. 28 before Peterson, so anyone who is angry with Iloka for wearing it should have been angry with the team for giving the number to A.P. over a decade ago.

In any event, Iloka is a nice addition to a defense that was already one of the best in football. If he makes even a fraction of the impact Peterson made with the team, fans will quickly forget about what number he has on his jersey.

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