I thought the same thing until I saw a quote, by peppers I think, about how they would rather have their own numbers...
the players can say no.
Also, I like the idea of the team being bigger than the player. so what if devin brings back 98 but not 12?
and I don't think devin can win even if we win the national championship... he just doesn't look THAT good. think about it: two weeks ina row he has thrown a pick in the endzone or on the five yard line. Great quarterbacks don't do that. Can devin be great? sure but he isn't yet.