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Broncos WR K.J. Hamler switches to No. 1; rookie CB Patrick Surtain Jr. to wear No. 2

The Denver Broncos announced on Monday a host of jersey number assignments for the 2021 season.

2020 second-round pick receiver KJ Hamler will notably switch from the No. 13 to No. 1, which he donned during his days at Penn State.

Rookie cornerback Patrick Surtain II, whom Denver selected ninth overall in April, will wear the same No. 2 jersey he sported for three seasons at Alabama.

Hamler and Surtain are the first Broncos players to benefit from the NFL's decision to relax regulations on jersey numbers, allowing for an expansion in the number of players who can wear single-digit numbers.

Second-year WR Kendall Hinton, who memorably served as an emergency QB in Week 12 last season, will wear No. 9 to accommodate Surtain II.

Meanwhile, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will stick with No. 5, which he's worn since high school, while free-agent additions Ronald Darby, Kyle Fuller and Mike Boone will wear Nos. 21, 23 and 26, respectively.

Tune in to the 2021 NFL Schedule release at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 12, on NFL Network, and the NFL app.

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