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Jackson says it hasn’t been decided whether he’ll wear No. 10

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Most Redskins fans are happy about the arrival of receiver DeSean Jackson.  Many may not be happy about the number he possibly will wear.

The thousands of Robert Griffin III jerseys sold in the last two years could quickly become irrelevant, if Griffin surrenders No. 10 to Jackson.  The way Jackson describes the situation, it’s at least a possibility.

“I definitely am familiar on the No. 10 [worn by] Robert Griffin,” Jackson said on a conference call with reporters, 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.”

It’s a decision that will need to be made sooner rather than later, since Nike will want to know the number to put on the burgundy “JACKSON” jerseys that soon will be for sale.

“Maybe by the time the season starts we’ll know,” Jackson said.  “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.”

Jackson laughed when he talked about Griffin wearing No. 3.  For the folks who have bought all thought RGIII jerseys — and for Nike, which surely has many of them in unsold inventory — it’s no laughing matter.  Even if Griffin is willing to change numbers, the topic is likely a non-starter for the NFL.

From Jackson’s perspective, those who think the kid doesn’t get it will be inclined to point to his failure to say anything other than “there’s no way I’m taking Robert’s number” as proof of that proposition.

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33 Responses to “Jackson says it hasn’t been decided whether he’ll wear No. 10”
  1. mthor24 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:27 PM

    It’s a number, get over it.

    Especially when the number in question is worn by your franchise QB.

  2. socalraider909 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:29 PM

    Dame he just got there and already trying to change things it’s just a number

  3. janvanflac says: Apr 2, 2014 5:36 PM

    Wrong answer. The right answer would have been “it doesn’t matter what number I’m wearing, i’m here to play football”.

  4. andrewluck12 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:39 PM

    That’s pretty awkward.

  5. bigtganks says: Apr 2, 2014 5:40 PM

    Zero chance Jackson is wearing #10. If it was that big of a deal to him, he shoulda discussed it beforehand and signed elsewhere.

  6. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    schism

  7. qdog112 says: Apr 2, 2014 5:55 PM

    Take your college number and let it ride.

  8. anygivensundayfan says: Apr 2, 2014 5:56 PM

    Wow, dude. Know your role. The first diva red flag is going up and he’s been a Redskin less than 24 hours. I can hear Chip Kelly’s sigh of relief from here.

  9. romomustdie says: Apr 2, 2014 6:05 PM

    Day 1.. chip already looks like a genius

  10. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Apr 2, 2014 6:06 PM

    Excuse me?

  11. brudog says: Apr 2, 2014 6:11 PM

    No way RG3 gives up #10

  12. mmsierra says: Apr 2, 2014 6:13 PM

    I must admit, I am jealous
    I was hoping he might sign with the 49ers

    I guess he values money over winning

  13. babych99 says: Apr 2, 2014 6:16 PM

    Have fun with him Washington.

  14. cardiovascularendurance says: Apr 2, 2014 6:19 PM

    Watch the video. This comes up at the 3:30 mark.

  15. doe22us says: Apr 2, 2014 6:27 PM

    I guess Jeff Cumberland, never had an issue with Nike on giving up his 87 jersey and the unsold ones lol..

  16. jpb12 says: Apr 2, 2014 6:28 PM

    yep. he’s all about the team

  17. nastyn8770 says: Apr 2, 2014 6:34 PM

    This guy is really doing what he needs to do to squash all the obvious misconceptions about him

  18. boobsmcgoo says: Apr 2, 2014 7:18 PM

    Oh, it’s been decided. Pick another number, new guy.

  19. jackburtonsmullet says: Apr 2, 2014 7:31 PM

    Sounds like the Crips might be paying Bob a visit.

  20. jayquintana says: Apr 2, 2014 7:32 PM

    Methinks Chip is having a good laugh right now.

  21. jam11163 says: Apr 2, 2014 7:34 PM

    hahaha. You were warned. you made your bed, now sleep in it redskins.

  22. koolrepetoire says: Apr 2, 2014 8:21 PM

    Desean Jackson is going to wear #11. Aldrick Robinson tweeted that he guesses he will rock #15 this season.

  23. skins1970 says: Apr 2, 2014 8:55 PM

    Aldrick Robinson may not have to worry about having a number he could be cut now that we have DeSean.

  24. cwk22 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:06 PM

    Waiting to see what logicalvoicesays has to say about this.

  25. koolrepetoire says: Apr 2, 2014 9:14 PM

    Aldrick Robinson is going to make the roster. Moss signed for the vet minimum. I love Santana but he may not make it.

  26. logicalvoicesaye says: Apr 2, 2014 9:19 PM

    It is what it is….I have finally realized how much this franchise Sucks! HTTR

  27. craigmaitland says: Apr 2, 2014 9:28 PM

    Jackson is a knucklehead. RG3 is as sensitive as a schoolgirl, they have a first time head coach who did an awful job where he came from, they have a super young offensive coordinator, a meddling owner, and no more london fletcher leadership. Skins are going to be a full blown disaster.

  28. commonsensedude says: Apr 2, 2014 9:44 PM

    jackburtonsmullet says:
    Apr 2, 2014 7:31 PM

    Sounds like the Crips might be paying Bob a visit.

    This made me crack up out loud. Pretty funny.

  29. owensaws says: Apr 2, 2014 10:19 PM

    So there you have skins fans once again all about me – glad your dip**** owner bucked up again and you will be in salary cap hell for another 5 years. Now that he has his money he won’t give a crap about whether you win or lose. FYI that piece of crap Deangelo Hall being his host doesn’t bode well he wrote the book on stealing money in the NFL.

  30. owensaws says: Apr 2, 2014 10:21 PM

    qdog112 way to do some homework he was # 1 in college can’t wear it in NFL another brilliant skins fan

  31. icebowler says: Apr 2, 2014 10:27 PM

    RG gets III10 and Desean ME10

  32. thirdistheworrd says: Apr 2, 2014 10:27 PM

    skins1970 says:
    Apr 2, 2014 8:55 PM
    Aldrick Robinson may not have to worry about having a number he could be cut now that we have DeSean.
    ____________
    Either Robinson goes or Moss goes. Gruden and Allen like Robinson’s potential, but Moss’ veteran leadership is probably more important, especially given that Robinson was a poor man’s DeSean Jackson to begin with.

  33. koolrepetoire says: Apr 3, 2014 9:05 AM

    Leonard Hankerson is the one really on the bubble.

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