Today is the number six. There are six days remaining until the Arizona Cardinals kick off their season on Monday Night Football.
That is something exciting.
Something not very exciting is the history the team has with the number six.
Read on to see why:
Only five players have worn it since 1950, all since the late 90s.
It is now worn by rookie quarterback Logan Thomas, drafted in the fourth round. He looked good and terrible in the preseason, but he is a project. We'll see what he becomes. He has potential. he also could be Ryan Lindley.
Brian Hoyer, now the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns (but only until they can't keep Johnny Manziel out of the lineup) wore No. 6 in 2012, when he was signed late in the year. He appeared in two games and started the season finale. he had one touchdown and two picks. But there was optimism that he could compete for the starting job for 2013.
He didn't get that chance, as he was released by the Cardinals in the offseason after being given a restricted free agent tender. He signed with the Browns, started three games and got hurt.
In 2010 and 2011, Max Hall wore No. 6. He was an undrafted rookie out of BYU that made the team when the Cardinals were a mess at quarterback and Matt Leinart was cut after losing the starting job to Derek Anderson. He started three games, including a win over the Saints in his debut, although he did nothing to really contribute other than fumble the ball to Levi Brown, who scored a touchdown. He threw one TD and six INTs before injuring his shoulder and landing on injured reserve. He would end up on IR in 2011 again before the season began. He was really kind of bad, but he had moxie.
In 2003, a kicker named Tim Duncan wore No. 6. I don't remember him, but it looks like he was a kickoff specialist. He was in all 16 games, but only attempted kicks in five games in the middle of the season. He was 5/6 in PATs and 6/10 on field goals. He missed three kicks in a win over the 49ers.
The first guy to wear No. 6 was kicker Joe Nedney. He wore it from 1997-99. He was the kicker until an injury in 1998 when the Cardinals made the playoffs, but it was Chris Jacke that made the big kicks down the stretch. Nedney was waived in 1999, but managed to have himself a long career. He played through 2010. He made over 80 percent of his field goals for his career. For Arizona, though, he made only two thirds.
That's all for No. 6.