DeSean Jackson played at Cal from 2005 to 2007, scoring 22 touchdowns with 2,423 yards over 36 games, and then he was the 49th pick in the 2008 draft. Robert Woods played at USC from 2010 to 2012, scoring 32 touchdowns with 2,930 yards over 38 games, then he was the 41st pick of the 2013 draft.
Both receivers are now members of the Los Angeles Rams and both will be changing their jersey numbers back to what they were during those college days. Jackson will be wearing ‘1’ and Woods will be wearing ‘2.’
New #Rams WR DeSean Jackson will wear No. 1, which is what he wore at Cal. Robert Woods is switching to No. 2, which is what he wore at USC.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 11, 2021
Jalen Ramsey is sticking with No. 20 for the time being.
The NFL recently approved a rule change that allows players more options for jersey numbers, including single digits for skill players. Though not every player is happy with the change, including Tom Brady, some have already taken advantage of the opportunity. In the case of Jackson, he had no previous Rams jersey, so he won’t have to buy out the inventory of jerseys that were already printed. Presumably this means that Woods will have to buy out the remaining inventory on his previous jerseys with the old number.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook opted to not change his jersey number because it would have cost him $1.5 million in inventory to do so.
Will you be getting a Robert Woods ‘2’ jersey as soon as possible? Or instead asking him to buy back his old one first?