When the Washington Redskins first signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson it never occurred to me that there would be a debate as to whether quarterback Robert Griffin III would give up wearing number 10, so that Jackson could have it. I mean I just assumed that Jackson would pick another number.
But then came word from DeSean Jackson that he and RGIII were talking about it. I guess it makes sense that RGIII might consider switching his number to 3 to go along with his name, so maybe he and Jackson did discuss it? But obviously Griffin would give up the #10 simply because Jackson wanted it.
That never made any sense. Jackson maybe arrogant, but he’s not so arrogant as to create a controversy with the starting quarterback over a jersey number. But apparently some fans got all up in arms over this, and Griffin took to twitter to calm people down, and assure them that he wasn’t giving up his number.
However, there will indeed be some uniform number changes. It’s been reported that Jackson will wear #11, Aldrick Robinson will switch to #15, Andre Roberts will wear #12, and Kirk Cousins will switch to his college number #8.