On the surface, the new jersey numbers of the Washington Redskins rookies don’t seem to be important. But throughout NFL history, numbers have been the modules through which exceptional players are remembered. Were the 2019 NFL Draft to yield any such exceptional players to Washington, their jersey number would be synonymous with their legacy.
Thus, it might be of some importance to you to hear that the Redskins gave their draft picks new numbers today. Some numbers are repeats of numbers already taken on the roster, so they’ll serve as placeholders until the final 53-man roster has been formed, so that those with repeat numbers can then choose a new one.