Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams will wear No. 9 -- Matthew Stafford's old number.

Williams originally agreed to wear No. 18 as a nod to Lions great Calvin Johnson, who wore No. 81, by flipping it. He reached out to Stafford on his own via text as a courtesy, according to a source.

Stafford, who is coming off a Super Bowl victory in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, wore No. 9 for a dozen seasons in Detroit.