Robert Woods will switch to No. 2 ‘right away’ if rule is approved

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Cameron DaSilva
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If you recently bought a Robert Woods jersey with the number 17 on the back, prepare to be disappointed.

The NFL is considering letting wide receivers (and other skill position players) wear single-digit numbers, which would open the door for Woods and other players to switch back to their college numbers. Woods wore No. 2 at USC and in high school, too, so he fully plans to switch from 17 to 2 if the NFL passes the proposed rule change.

“Yeah, right away. Definitely,” Woods said on Pro Football Talk. “Just being number 2 my whole life, always was the deuce – ‘the deuce is loose – so just being able to get the 2 back, playing in L.A., wore it at USC. All the local fans, it’s really rare. Got to jump on that opportunity to wear the 2 in the hometown. It’s a must.”

There’s just one problem: Jalen Ramsey also wants No. 2. Ramsey currently wears No. 20 and has his eyes on No. 2, saying he’ll also try to switch his jersey number if the rule is passed.

Woods and Ramsey have already exchanged comments on social media about the race to that coveted jersey number, but Woods says it should be his because of the fact that he’s worn it before.

“I know he’s Jalen 2.0, but we might just have to have him wear number zero. Bring that into play,” Woods said with a laugh. “That’ll be a conversation we gotta have, but he knows who’s in it and who’s been rockin’ it.

“It’s too late. He never wore it. He doesn’t know how to wear it.”

Here’s an easy solution: five reps of one-on-one between Ramsey and Woods. Winner gets No. 2.

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