Jerry Rice Jr. declined to wear his dad’s number

jerry rice jrJerry Rice Jr. had the chance to wear his dad Jerry Rice’s No. 80 jersey during this weekends rookie minicamp,  be he declined to do so.

“I got 83,” said Rice Jr., per “They asked me if I wanted the 80. I said, ‘Not right now.'”

“I’m my own person, my own individual,” he said. “Obviously, I have his DNA too, so there’s some similarities. But in the end I am Rice Jr., not Rice Sr., and it’s time to make my own name.”

I think Rice did the right thing by turning down the 49ers offer.  But I do believe San Francisco made the right move in making the offer.