Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not change jersey numbers. DeSean Jackson will, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Amazingly, one of the hottest topics of debate among Redskins fans in response to Jackson joining the team centered not on the former Eagle’s impact on the locker room, or how he would mesh with his new pass-catching teammates. It was all about the No. 10.
Jackson for the first six years of his NFL career sported that jersey number. But the Redskins already have a pretty popular player who wears the No. 10.
Asked during his conference call with the media yesterday, Jackson semi-jokingly said that maybe he could get Griffin to change his number.
“I definitely am familiar with the No. 10 on Robert Griffin,” he said with a chuckle. “But, you know, we’ve talked about it a little bit, but there hasn’t been a decision that’s been made yet so far, but maybe by the time season starts we’ll know. But maybe RGIII will wear No. 3 and I’ll try to get in 10. We’ll see how it goes though. Never know.”