Via CBS Sports:
What number will Jackson wear in Washington? And that question isn’t as easy to answer as it might seem.
Since his rookie year in 2008, Jackson has worn No. 10. There’s a small problem with getting that number in Washington though: It’s already taken. And it’s taken by someone who Jackson probably won’t be able to buy off. That someone would be Robert Griffin III.
Even though RG3 has worn No. 10 since high school, Jackson is still holding out hope that the Redskins quarterback will give the number up, “We talked about it a little bit, but there hasn’t been a decision that’s been made yet so far,” Jackson said on Tuesday. “Maybe RG3 will wear No. 3 and I’ll try to get 10. We’ll see how it goes.”
This makes no sense, as Redskins management would first have to approve the switch. And if the two did switch, the NFL merchandising policy is that RGIII would have to personally buy all the old merchandise with his name and number on it. As RGIII’s jersey is a best-seller, that’s a lot of inventory he’d have to purchase. Plus, imagine all the angry Redskins fans who now have the wrong jersey.
RGIII later tweeted that he wasn’t switching numbers. Either Jackson was delusional when talking to Griffin about the jersey change or the media are quoting this out of context.