With their first pick on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL draft the New York Jets drafted a player named Michael Carter, a running back from North Carolina.
Two picks later, they took another Michael Carter — this one Michael Carter II, a cornerback out of Duke.
The second Michael Carter was taken in the fifth round with the 154th overall pick, just 47 slots after his namesake was taken in the fourth round.
Now they need to figure out how to handle the jerseys.
The Michael Carter with seniority by an hour or two reached out to his new teammate on Twitter.
The Jets social media team had a little fun with it, too.
“For the first time in NFL history, a team has selected two players with the same first and last name in the same draft,” the Jets posted on their verified Twitter account. “(We don’t actually know if this is true, but we’re busy and just going with it.)”
As of this writing, the Jets had four selections left to make in the draft. And while there are no other prospects named Michael Carter who are eligible, there is a Tory Carter who’s available, a fullback out of LSU, if the Jets really want to take it to the next level.