Wide receiver Jared Green grew up a Redskins fan. As the son of Washington lifer Darrell Green, he didn't have much choice. But now that Jared is trying to forge an NFL identity of his own, there may be a change of allegiances in the Green household.
“One thing I know about my dad, he's a fan of wherever I am,” Jared said on 106.7 The Fan in DC, according to the Washington Post. “He's my fan. And when I went to UVA, he was a big fan of UVA. When I played at Oakton High School in Vienna, he was a big fan of Oakton Cougars. Like any responsible parent, he's going to cheer for the team his son is on, because he wants his son to do well. It's crazy to a fan, but it's really logical to the average human being.
“He would wear a Cowboys jersey, he'd wear a Jared Green jersey,” he continued. “And if there's anyone who would be mad at a father for wearing his son's jersey…”
Jared signed with the Cowboys in January and will be battling for a roster spot this summer. He spent last season on Carolina's practice squad.
His father, Darrell, of course, enjoyed 20 seasons with the Redskins, making seven Pro Bowls. Jared claims his father has a canned response whenever he's asked about the prospect of his son playing for his main rival.
“What he says is, he says, ‘Hey. I'm a Redskin for life. That's my team. That's the only team I played for,'” Jared told the paper. “That's the place I live, I'm a Hall of Famer that wears burgundy and gold loud and proud and that will never change. But what my son does, my son has a place above any work that I've ever done.' So he's gonna always root for me. I think when you hear that, you gotta just smile and appreciate it.”