DeSean Jackson will wear No. 11 in Washington, RG3 will keep 10

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

DeSean Jackson will be wearing a new number in Washington. (Twitter/@Redskins)
DeSean Jackson will be wearing a new number in Washington. (Twitter/@Redskins)

It looks like Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson won't have to arm-wrestle to see who gets to wear No. 10 in Washington. They were never going to arm-wrestle, but now they definitely don't have to because the Redskins have spoken.

Washington's official team store started selling Jackson's jersey on Thursday and his number is 11.

That means RG3 will keep 10, a number that he's had since high school. Not that Griffin had ever planned to give the number up.

However, Jackson wanted RG3 to give the number up.

A small controversy broke out on Wednesday when Jackson said he was hoping that RG3 would switch numbers so Jackson could wear No. 10, "We talked about it a little bit, but there hasn't been a decision that's been made yet so far," Jackson said. "Maybe RG3 will wear No. 3 and I'll try to get 10. We'll see how it goes."

Jackson had worn No. 10 since his rookie year in 2008, but he'll definitely be making a change now.

The former Cal receiver wore No. 1 in college, but under NFL rules, he's not allowed to wear that. Wide receivers have 20 options when it comes to jersey numbers: they can either wear a number between 10 and 19 or a number between 80 and 89.

Now that Jackson's No. 11, the big loser seems to be Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, who's giving up the number for his new teammate.

 
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