There are only two days until the Arizona Cardinals play their season opener. It is fitting that, with such a short time until the big game, the history of No. 2 is not very long for the Cardinals.
A total of four players have worn No. 2 since 1950.
The most recent was quarterback Richard Bartel, 2010 and 2011. He was signed in 2010, where he was a backup in the UFL. Ken Whisenhunt really liked what he had to offer as a third stringer. He was like another coach and great in the meeting room. Too bad he wasn't much of a quarterback. He did throw a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald against the 49ers in 2011.
Brian St. Pierre wore No. 2 in 2009. Another third stringer, he only appeared in one game. He threw four passes, completed two, had a touchdown and an interception.
Back in 1994, kicker Todd Peterson wore No. 2 for the Cardinals, but for only two games. He hit two of four field goal attempts, playing in the place of Greg Davis, who was injured. It was Peterson's first year in the NFL. He would go on to play 12 more seasons.
Hall of Famer Charley Trippi wore No. 2 from 1952-55. He was a punter, a quarterback and more.
You can say that the fact that a Hall of Famer wore No. 2 makes it a good number. You would be right. It is a shame no one worth anything has worn it since.