Philadelphia Eagles newly acquired wide receiver Steve Smith asked to wear the number 12 like he has entire career. One problem. The Eagles haven’t issued the number 12 since the team inducted former All-pro quarterback Randall Cunningham into its Ring of Honor in 2009. The former MVP says that he couldn’t even be paid to request the team putting his old number back in circulation. Cunningham said in a radio interview with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese that “he (Smith) couldn’t pay me a million dollars to wear that number.”
He also said that being inducted into the Ring of Honor was the highest honor he had ever received in his playing career. Cunningham said he would only give his blessing for his son to wear the number. So unless Steve Smith can get DNA proof that he is Cunningham’s son, it‘s time to get a new number.