When the Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Washington Redskins were quick to pounce and sign him. Jackson ran into a problem though, the No. 10 jersey he has worn his entire professional career was already taken by franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Jackson at one point said the two were talking about it.
“I definitely am familiar on the No. 10 [worn by] Robert Griffin,” Jackson said, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington. “We’ve talked about it a little bit. But that isn’t a decision that’s been made yet so far.”
“Maybe by the time the season starts we’ll know,” Jackson added. “Maybe RGIII will wear No. 3 and I’ll try to get in [No.] 10. We’ll see how it goes, though. You never know.”
Then Griffin spoke out about the rumors on Twitter saying he wouldn’t change his number.
“Fans everywhere please calm down. Not changing my number, DeSean Jackson will kick off his new beginning with us in a new one,” Griffin wrote on Twitter.
Ultimately it was decided that Jackson would wear the No. 11 jersey, and instead of letting something die down that is relatively pointless to begin with, Jackson is bringing up this trivial number issue again.
“He told me: If you want it, you can get it,” Jackson said, via NFL on ESPN on Twitter.
Why does it matter if Griffin said it? Maybe he changed his mind, but more importantly, why is a player who had a less than harmonious break up with his former team already starting issues with his new team and quarterback.
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