We're referring to Ryan's most recognizable onfield trait: His jersey number.
Per NFL Research, Ryan will become the first quarterback to start a Super Bowl while wearing a No. 2 jersey. The first of 102 eligible quarterbacks.
What?! There's never been a moderately successful gunslinger to rock the deuce? Why is there so much disrespect for the Two around the league?
For context, let's take a look back at the all-time great No. 2's.
There's Chicago Cardinals running back-quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi, who was the first player to ever wear the number, per Pro Football Reference. Trippi wasn't around during the Super Bowl era, but was the first overall pick in the 1945 draft and is a member of the All-1940s team.
Right. So maybe there are slim pickings in the NFL history books of great No. 2's, but a legendary performance from Ryan this Sunday could vault the number into an era of newfound prosperity.